Sonia Howell

Sonia Howell, Senior Producer

Sonia serves as the Director of the Lab for Academic Strategy and Summer Online (LASSO). In this role, she supports Notre Dame’s Chief Academic Digital Officer in the exploration and execution of strategic initiatives relating to teaching and learning at Notre Dame. Working closely with colleagues in ND Learning and the Office of the Summer Session, she oversees Notre Dame’s Summer Online Program. 

After completing her Ph.D. and moving across the Atlantic, Sonia joined the Office of Digital Learning as a Postdoctoral Fellow for Digital Initiatives in 2014 (making her the first ODL employee!). Since joining the office, she has led a range of online initiatives from conceptualization to delivery including Notre Dame’s first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the online M.S. in Data Science, the University’s first online master’s program. 

Sonia holds a Ph.D. in English and Digital Humanities (Maynooth University, Ireland), a M.A. in Comparative Literature (Dublin City University), and a B.A. in Media Studies (Maynooth University, Ireland).  

In her spare time, Sonia likes running, traveling, and checking out social and cultural events in the South Bend and Michiana area. 

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