JP Shortall, M.A.

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Director, Communications and Advancement

JP Shortall is an associate director of the Center for Social Concerns and the director of Communications and Advancement. Before coming to the center, he was the communications specialist for Notre Dame's Science of Generosity initiative for five years.  

JP has taught English, First Year Writing, and Film, Television, and Theater at Notre Dame, and served as assistant editor and editor of the Journal of Religion and Literature from 2004–2006. He also served on the founding Board of Directors of the Music Village, a community music school in South Bend, Indiana. 

From 2003–2009, JP was pianist and musical director for Orquesta Caribe, a local Latin orchestra, and pianist and musical director for Mambo Azul, an Afro-Cuban sextet from South Bend, Indiana.

He received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Salisbury University, his M.A. in English Literature from Northeastern University, and his M.A. in American Literature from the University of Notre Dame.

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May 2022

Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 11:45pm

June 2022

The patient revolution: Seeking careful and kind healthcare
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Information Session | RISE: Hometown
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm
Preferred Application Deadline | Graduate Fellowship
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Information Session | RISE: South Bend
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

September 2022

Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm