First Year Academic Advisor
College of Science
Kasey Swanke is an advisor for first-year students who intend to pursue a major in the College of Science and for first-year students who want to explore opportunities to globalize their education through the Keough School of Global Affairs. Swanke has previously worked with students exploring majors in all disciplines including those in the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Engineering, and Science.
Swanke earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an M.A. from Notre Dame, both in political science. With interests in advising theory and practice, academic preparedness and success, engaged learning, and student group identities on campus, she researches how minority students’ identities affect their academic success and wellbeing. Swanke also presents on how advisors and professors can help students intentionally know and reach their learning outcomes.
In addition to advising, Swanke regularly teaches Writing and Rhetoric, Composition, and Politics in Film. She twice won an Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Serving as Faculty Fellow in Pangborn Residence Hall
- Pursuing and presenting research on transparent advising and teaching
- Serving on planning committees and staff for the Wakonse Conference on College Teaching
- Teaching Writing and Rhetoric for the University Writing Program, Composition: Entering the Conversation for the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program, and Politics in Film for first-year students