Paul Mueller, Ph.D.
Director: Enrollment Strategy, Planning & Research, Interim Director of Pre-College Programs, Concurrent Associate Professor of Political Science
Education: B.A. Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, M.A. Government & International Relations, University of Notre Dame, Ph.D. Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Interim Operations Director of Pre-College Programs
Education: B.S. Marketing and Advertising, Indiana University Bloomington
Bio: Angie is responsible for the day-to-day function of the Office of Pre-College Programs including staff supervision, budget management, and leads the development of the recruitment & marketing efforts. She also facilitates the review of student applications, Resident Counselor recruitment, hiring & training and manages the office’s community based organization partnerships.
Angie has been with the University since 2002. She loves hiking, traveling, reading, cooking and spending as much time as she can with her three grandchildren. She has a rescued cat named Figaro, and not-so-secretly loves making Halloween costumes!
Education: B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
M.S. Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Bio: Kevin is a 2001 Notre Dame graduate, and is our resident scientist! He holds a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame in Biological Sciences, and a Master of Science from Western Michigan University. He is responsible for coordinating our Science and Technology courses for both Summer Scholars and our Leadership Seminars, as well as developing and maintaining compliance policies for our programs. Kevin is a homegrown talent, enjoys live music concerts and is an avid sports fan. He is also the proud owner of 2 National Championship rings earned via softball, which he will gladly show off any time while on a quest for ring #3!
Education: B.A. History, The Ohio State University
M.A. History, Miami University
Ph.D. History, University of Notre Dame
Bio: Curtis is our data guy and international aficionado! While developing residential programs in collaboration with ND faculty, Curtis primarily manages our online application tools, serves on the Pre-College application review committee, and is involved in recruiting. Curtis also serves as the on-site coordinator for our Study Abroad Programs in Italy and Ireland, traveling with the students to ensure a safe and extraordinary summer experience.
After loading up on schnitzel and bratwurst during a stint teaching in Heidelberg, Germany, Curtis returned to Indiana committed to ensuring students are equipped with the tools for future success. Apart from a mission to mold America’s future leaders, Curtis loves pretending he’s a foodie, coming up with names for his future Australian Labradoodle, and dominating cornhole at college football tailgates. A native Ohioan in love with the Midwest, Curtis takes the occasional trip to Europe because… well, Europe!
Education: B.A. Visual Art, Taylor University
Bio: Jessica is our social media coordinator (#GoIrish). She has a passion for seeing students thrive in a college setting while they pursue their dreams for the future. She loves all things creative, especially if it can be found on Pinterest. Jessica is also known for taking part in trivia competitions, with her golden (snitch) achievement being placing in a Harry Potter themed event. She is also an advocate for Love Justice International, an organization she worked with in Nepal dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and providing homes for orphans.
Kelly Jo Mikel
Education: B.S., Western Governors University, Business Management
Bio: 'The Voice of Pre-College,' Kelly Jo is the first point of contact for all of your Pre-College questions! She also assists the Pre-College staff with programming, day-to-day administration, and managing finances. While business may be her first priority, she is also passionate about caring for animals and has an extensive veterinary assisting background.
Education: Ball State University, BA and MA in Elementary Education, PhD in Early Childhood Education, cognate in Special Education. Indiana University, endorsement in Middle School Social Studies