Academic Council

Academic Council, subject to review by the Governing Authority, controls the academic affairs of the University, including the curriculum of, and instruction and education provided by, the University.  It is chaired by the President, and includes Vice-Presidents, Deans, Associate Faculty Deans, Heads of established Schools and Departments, Directors of Research Institutes, the Assistant Registrar/Admissions Officer, the Librarian, up to four members of administrative and professional staff nominated by the President and representatives of all grades of academic staff and students.  It is supported in its activities by a Committee/Board structure and by Faculties. 

Academic Programmes Committee:

For information on submitting new programme proposals to the Academic Programmes Committee, please go to the Academic Programmes Committee webpage.

Academic Council Membership 2019-2022

Chairperson:

  • Professor Eeva Leinonen, President

Members:  

  • Professor Lauren Arrington, English
  • Professor Stephen Buckley, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ms Nicole Carr, Taught Postgraduate Student Representative (2021-2022)
  • Dr Antonio Cascelli, Music
  • Professor Hana Cervinkova, Anthropology
  • Dr Michael Cooke, Psychology
  • Mr Liam Cosgrove, President, Maynooth Students' Union (2021-2022)
  • Professor Joseph Coughlan, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Dr John Cullen, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Mr Niall Daly, Vice-President Education, Maynooth Students' Union (2021-2022)
  • Professor Subhra Dey, Electronic Engineering
  • An tOllamh Fionntán de Brún, Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh
  • Dr Ana de Prada Pérez, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Dr William Desmond, Ancient Classics
  • Dr Eilish Dillon, International Development
  • Professor Michael Doherty, Law
  • Professor Brian Donnellan, Interim Vice-President for Research
  • Professor Ken Duffy, Director, MU Hamilton Institute
  • Professor Michael Dunne, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Professor Ronan Farrell, Dean of Science and Engineering
  • Dr David Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Ms Niamh Fortune, Froebel: Primary and Early Childhood Education
  • Dr Mary Galvin, Design Innovation
  • Dr Emmanuelle Graciet, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Professor Colin Graham, Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
  • Professor Jane Gray, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Professor Claire Hamilton, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Dr Michael Hayden, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Professor Frances Heaney, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Professor Valerie Heffernan, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Dr Alison Hood, Dean of Teaching and Learning
  • Dr Gemma Irvine, Vice-President Equality and Diversity (Administrative and Professional Staff nominated by the President)
  • Professor Rob Kitchin, Director, MU Social Sciences Institute (replacing Professor Linda Connolly during 2021-2022)
  • Dr David Lederer, History
  • Professor Fiona Lyddy, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Ms Niamh Lynch, Assistant Registrar Academic Administration (Administrative and Professional Staff nominated by the President)
  • Professor Marian Lyons, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Professor Bernard Mahon, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Dr Conor McCarthy, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Mr Cathal McCauley, Librarian (Academic Secretary
  • Lt Col Rory McCorley, Defence Forces Registrar
  • Dr John McGinnity, Assistant Registrar and Admissions Officer
  • Professor Peter McNamara, Business
  • Dr Mark Maguire, Dean of Social Sciences
  • Dr Ryan Molloy, Associate Dean of Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
  • Dr Aidan Mooney, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Professor Christopher Morris, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Professor Paul Moynagh, Biology
  • Professor Aidan Mulkeen, Vice-President Academic, Registrar and Deputy President
  • Dr David Murphy, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Professor Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology
  • Dr Tracey Ní Mhaonaigh, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • An tOllamh Tríona Ní Shíocháin, Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh
  • Dr Anne O'Brien, Media Studies
  • Professor Thomas O'Connor, Director, MU Arts and Humanities Institute
  • Professor Aislinn O'Donnell, Education
  • Dr Créidhe O'Sullivan, Experimental Physics
  • Professor Patricia Palmer, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy Representative
  • Dr Tuvana Pastine, Economics
  • Professor David Prendergast, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Dr John Reynolds, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Professor Denise Rooney, Associate Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Professor Philipp Rosemann, Philosophy
  • Dr Mary B. Ryan, Adult and Community Education
  • Dr Helen Shaw, Geography
  • Professor David Stifter, Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh
  • Dr Seamus Taylor, Applied Social Studies
  • Dr Hilary Tierney, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative
  • Dr Joseph Timoney, Computer Science
  • Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Professor Adam Winstanley, Faculty of Science and Engineering Representative
  • Ms Andrea Woodcock, Doctoral Postgraduate Student Representative (2021-2022)

Administrative Officers:

  • Ms Aoife O'Brien
  • Ms Marguerite Lohan

Executive Assistant:

  • Ms Ashley Burke

Academic Council Documents:

 ​Academic Council Standing Orders and Standing Orders of the Standing Committees/Boards of the Academic Council ​