Anthony Monta has served as Assistant and then Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute since 2007 and 2011, respectively. Before Notre Dame, he worked in the Division of Academic Affairs at the state of Louisiana's Board of Regents, coordinating and presenting the monthly review of all existing and proposed academic programs in Louisiana’s four public systems of postsecondary education. Previously, Monta taught English literature and composition in the Department of English at Louisiana State University. His Ph.D. in Literature (2000) is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where Monta wrote a dissertation exploring intersections between the history of the British administrative state and the English novel. Monta has published articles on topics related to his dissertation and continues to write occasional essays for the popular press. He is currently working on a book about religion, culture, and the environment. His wife, Susannah Monta, is the O'Hara and Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame. They have three children.