Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
Director, Rome Global Gateway
Theodore J. Cachey Jr. was appointed to a three-year term as inaugural director of the Rome Global Gateway in July 2014. Cachey is the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Professor of Italian Studies, Director of the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, and co-director of Italian Studies program in the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame.
As the Gateway’s director, Cachey works with Notre Dame colleagues—and other partners from across Italy, Europe, and elsewhere—to increase the University’s engagement in the world through student programs, research, scholarly conferences and events, and a variety of outreach initiatives. He is charged with ensuring the overall quality, diversity, and integrity of the programming at the Gateway.
In his time as academic director, Cachey has worked hard to establish the Rome Gateway as a leader in international research and graduate education, while helping to develop innovative undergraduate education-abroad programming, including the Rome International Scholars Program. He has also fostered collaborations in support of research and education between the University and a wide range of universities, academies and institutes of higher learning in the eternal city such as the Pontifical Gregorian University, the University of Rome Sapienza and the University of Roma Tre, the Vatican Library, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission, and the American Academy in Rome.