Mark Berends

Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Sociology

4110A Jenkins Nanovic
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

Phone: 574.631.0195


Mark Berends was appointed Associate Vice President for Research in 2020 with an emphasis on research compliance. He is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with all federal and University rules in relation to human subjects research, animal research, and other areas of research compliance. In addition to this role with Notre Dame Research, Mark is a faculty member within the Department of Sociology, where his research focuses on educational reform, school choice, the effects of schools and classrooms on student achievement, and more. He is also the director of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity.

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