Sister Kathleen Cannon OP, D. Min

Sister Kathleen Cannon

Associate Dean

319B Jordan Hall of Science
(574) 631-5812

Dominican Sister Kathleen Cannon is the associate dean of the College of Science and concurrent associate professor of theology. She advises students in the science-education, science-business and science-computing majors, and is responsible for diversity issues, college election, and award committees.

She served Notre Dame as associate provost from 1990-97 and during that time was instrumental in establishing the Early Childhood Development Center, Notre Dame’s first on-campus day care center. In 1991-92, she also served as acting director of the Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry (now the Institute for Church Life).  During her tenure at Notre Dame, she has received the Arts and Letters Award of Appreciation (2004) as well as the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Sister Kathleen was on the faculty at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union where she taught preaching.  She has also taught theology at Albertus Magnus College and Ohio Dominican University and has held visiting positions in preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary and Wesley Methodist Seminary.

Sister Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ohio Dominican College, her master's in religious studies from Providence College and her doctorate from the Catholic University of America.