Tim Scully was a professor of political science and a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow at the University of Notre Dame, where he served 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.

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 was a member of the Kellogg Advisory Board from 1999 - 2021.

Thematic Interests

Comparative parties and party systems; democratization; aggregate data analysis