2013-2015 Faculty Fellows

2013–2015 Faculty Fellows


Ann-Marie Conrado

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Art, Art History, and Design

Ann-Marie Conrado is assistant professor in Industrial Design of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. Conrado’s research focuses on using design to address social and humanitarian concerns. She has worked primarily in Nepal with fair trade artisans to design and develop products more in line with contemporary lifestyles. Her interventions have significantly increased demand and sales for traditional handicraft and artisan communities struggling to compete in the global marketplace. At Notre Dame, Conrado brings that ethos to the classroom, engaging students in social design projects and bringing students to Nepal to work on various research projects. She was recently awarded the inaugural Young Educator of the Year Award by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for her significant contributions to educating the next generation of designers in realizing the potential of design to advance the common good.

As faculty fellow, Professor Conrado will further develop her work in Nepal working with Rachel Tomas Morgan and the Center’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP). Their collaboration will make sustainable discipline-based ISSLP placements for students in the Design Program.


John M . Duffy

Francis O'Malley Director of the University Writing Program

Associate Professor of English

John Duffy studies and writes about the convergences of rhetoric, literacy, ethics, disability, and education. He is the author of the award-winning book, Writing from These Roots, which charted the development of writing in a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin, and he has published essays and editorials on a variety of topics in academic journals, newspapers, and on-line publications. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays, Literacy, Economy, and Power, and edited the special issue of the Disability Studies Quarterly on rhetoric and disability. He serves on the editorial boards of Written Communication and the Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and he is a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Duffy is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He teaches courses in rhetoric, writing, and literature.

As a Faculty Fellow, Professor Duffy will work closely with Connie Snyder Mick and Annie Cahill Kelly on community-based writing projects, looking at ways to develop, assess, and promote these.

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