About Us


Darren Davis, Ph.D., Director

446 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-5654

Darren Davis is the Director of the Center for Social Research and a Professor of Political Science. In addition to Professor Davis' academic accomplishments, he has been active in many national and inter-disciplinary organizations and panels involving social science research. His service includes panel member of the Political Science program of the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and the governing council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Most recently, Professor Davis has served two terms as Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Notre Dame.

Kate Mueller

Kate E. Mueller, J.D., Managing Director

945 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-6166

Kate E. Mueller is the Managing Director of the Center for Social Research. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in both Government and Spanish in 2001. That same year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004 she received her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as note editor for the Journal of College and University Law and directed the undergraduate debate team. She practiced law in the areas of commercial, employment, probate, governmental, and civil rights litigation for five years before returning to Notre Dame to launch the CSR and direct its operations. She is also a Concurrent Assistant Professor of Law.

Brandon Greenawalt, Research Data Technologist

939 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-2393

Brandon Greenawalt is the Research Data Technologist for the Center for Social Research. He graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana in 2005 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. In 2006 he began working in the University of Notre Dame's Office of Information Technologies. Since 2011, he has been the IT Research Consultant for the College of Arts & Letters, focusing mainly on the Department of Psychology. In his role at the CSR, he develops interactive web applications, builds and maintains servers, and consults on data security and storage as well as data procurement solutions.