Fr. Scully is a professor of political science and a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow at the University of Notre Dame, where he serves as a trustee and fellow of the University and director and fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
His research and graduate teaching focus on comparative political institutions, especially political parties. His writings include Rethinking the Center: Party Politics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chile (Stanford University Press, 1992) and five coauthored volumes, including El eslabón perdido: familia, modernización y bienestar en Chile (Taurus, 2006), Vínculos, creencias e ilusiones: la cohesión social de Los Latinoamericanos (Uqbar Editores, 2008), and Democratic Governance in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 2009).
Scully has been recognized with various awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal, presented by the president of the United States, and the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievements in Social Entrepreneurship from the Manhattan Institute. Most recently, on behalf of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), which he co-founded, he received the 2015 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Education Association.
Ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1981, he served his first years of priesthood in Santiago, Chile. He holds a BA and MDiv from the University of Notre Dame and an MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.
Scully joined the Kellogg Advisory Board in 1999.
Comparative parties and party systems; democratization; aggregate data analysis
"Reappraising the Role of the Center: The Case of the Chilean Party System"
Working Paper Number: 143
Published: September 1990
"From Democracy to Democracy: Continuities and Changes of Electoral Choices and the Party System in Chile"
Working Paper Number: 199
Published: July 1993
"The Political Underpinnings of Economic Liberalization in Chile"
Working Paper Number: 211
Published: July 1994
Resilience and Change: The Party System in Redemocratized Chile
Working Paper Number: 416
Published: December 2016
Social and Political Effects of Religiosity and Religious Identities in Latin America
Working Paper Number: 362
Published: December 2009
International Partners Enhance International Education Research Cluster’s Work
Oct 1, 2019
The Kellogg Institute Research Cluster on International Education is partnering with local leaders and scholars around the world are key to understanding the specific challenges facing Catholic education in individual countries.
Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, to Step Down as Head of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives to Become Emeritus Director
Sep 27, 2019
Kellogg Faculty Fellow and Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) founder Rev. Timothy R. Scully, CSC, announced he will step down from his role as director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame and become director emeritus of the institute beginning in January.