Anthony Monta has served the Institute as Assistant Director (2007-11) and Associate Director (2011-). Before coming to 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) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison culminated in a dissertation on the history of the British administrative state and the English novel (1837-1914). Involved in most dimensions of the Institute's activities and development, Monta has also published articles on topics related to his dissertation, written for the popular press, composed and performed music professionally, lectured on occasion, and pinch-hit, whenever asked, in leading university seminars. His wife, Susannah Monta, is the O'Hara and Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame. They have three children.