Don Stelluto


Dr. Don Stelluto is Co-Director of the Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government. He specializes in U.S. Constitutional history and 19th century studies and has over 20 years of experience in university administration.

Prior to joining the CCCG, Dr. Stelluto served as the executive director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, associate director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, executive assistant to the dean of the College of Arts and Letters, and as faculty with the Phoenix Institute Summer Session Program. He was awarded Notre Dame’s Presidential Award for Leadership in 2013. Dr. Stelluto has authored articles on western legal history, the American South, and the Civil War era. His current project is a book-length study of southern constitutionalism, with a focus on Civil-War era courts and constitutional issues.

Dr. Stelluto earned his master’s degree in American legal history from California State University, Fullerton, and his PhD in U.S. Constitutional history from the University of Maryland along with a doctoral minor in Italian culture and history. Before coming to Notre Dame, he served as a history professor at California State University, Fullerton, as well as in administrative roles in the academic, finance, and administrative divisions, and in statewide higher education governance in California.