Thank you for your interest in Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) at Notre Dame!
Education profoundly affects the development of societies and the lives of every individual in those societies. ESS was founded as an interdisciplinary minor in 2002 by Prof. Julie Turner (Psychology) and Prof. Stuart Greene (English and Africana Studies) in partnership with the College of Arts and Letters and the Institute of Educational Initiatives to provide Notre Dame undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain diverse perspectives on this remarkable human accomplishment. Prof. Nicole McNeil (Psychology) was named director in 2012. She and the ESS leadership team continued to build on the strong foundation established by Turner and Greene, and in 2021 ESS was approved as a supplementary major!