Meet our Recruitment Directors

John Lowery, Ph.D.
Program Director, Recruitment Strategies (Science and Engineering)

John Lowery, Ph.D., Program Director, Recruitment Strategies
John Lowery, Ph.D.,
Program Director, Recruitment Strategies

I was drawn to Notre Dame because of the passion, enthusiasm, and collaboration that forms this community. We are more than a cutting-edge research university that attracts those who want to heal, unify and enlighten through their scholarship; our distinction is our holistic (body, mind and soul) approach that engages the students, faculty and staff. Our family of 10,000 total students allows each one of us to build relationships that will last a lifetime across the miles as we each fulfill our purpose.

Sharing the Notre Dame brand is an exciting part of my role. As I travel to your campus, meet with your peers and faculty, or join ND alumni in your city, I wear the ND logo with humble pride knowing that our research and teaching are making a difference in the world. When people from all walks of life see the familiar Notre Dame logo, they often share a smile or even joyfully bellow “Go Irish!” I am so overjoyed about the inclusive spirit Notre Dame fosters. As Father Jenkins puts it, we are truly diverse: “At our best, we are together a richly woven, colorful fabric, and every person, each with their own background, talents and gifts, is a thread in the larger design.”

Please contact me, via email, phone, or Skype, as I would be honored to share how ND could be your Home under the Dome.

Phone: (574) 631-4694

Julaine Zenk, Ph.D.
Program Director, Recruitment Strategies (Arts & Letters, Global Affairs)

Julaine Zenk, Ph.D.
Julaine Zenk, Ph.D.,
Program Director, Recruitment Strategies

As an undergrad and then a grad student in the Department of Psychology here at the University of Notre Dame, my research (and doctoral dissertation!) focused on moral decision-making in remote warfare. But academics and research are only a part of the graduate training model here. I also served as a student ambassador for Graduate Orientation, represented the Psychology Department in our campus chapter of the Association for Women in Science, and gained valuable experience as a fellow of the EL-STEM (now LASER) program, which focuses on ethical leadership in academia.

After I graduated and officially earned my “double Domer” status, I was able to further build on my administrative and leadership experience as a postdoc with Graduate Student Life through the College of Arts & Letters 5+1 program. Now a member of the Graduate Enrollment Management team, I help connect potential applicants with graduate programs in Arts & Letters and the Keough School of the Global Affairs — but I’m happy to share information with anyone interested in my hometown or my alma mater!

Phone: (574) 631-2811