J. Nicholas Entrikin

Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

J. Nicholas Entrikin, was appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at Notre Dame in July 2010.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Entrikin was vice provost of international studies at UCLA, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1975, teaching and conducting research in the general area of human geography with a focus on environmentalism and the cultural significance of place and landscape in modern societies.  He reorganized UCLA’s International Institute into a university-wide organization with an expanded role as the university’s foreign affairs office for the university. Since 2003 he also had been a professor in UCLA’s Institute of the Environment.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Entrikin earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in geography from the University of Wisconsin.  The author or editor of four books and the recipient of several fellowships and awards, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, visiting director of research with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Pau, France, and a faculty fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology.

As vice president for internationalization, Entrikin leads efforts to broaden Notre Dame’s international culture, programs, reach and reputation through expanded international research, collaborative projects and strategic relationships with global partners.