Meet Our Staff


251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
scottrussell@nd.edu
Dr. Scott "Scooter" Russell
Information Technology Director

Scott Russell serves as the IT Director for the College of Arts & Letters providing leadership, vision, oversight, and management of the information technology needs of the College. He first worked at Notre Dame as an IT Support Engineer/Consultant from 2004 to 2010, first for the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and then for the College of Arts & Letters. He has presented at regional and national conferences and holds several industry certifications.

Scooter’s formal education includes degrees in music performance from Butler University (B.A.), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M.), and Ball State University (Doctor of Arts). He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management from Grand Valley State University.

When he’s not on campus, Scooter enjoys spending time at home in Kalamazoo, MI with his wife Carol, son Lucca, and cats Kammie and Cheeto. He has previously served as President of the Board for the Crescendo Academy of Music in Kalamazoo and continues to volunteer at his church.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
wbrucker@nd.edu
Will E. Bruckert
Assistant IT Director, ALCO Consulting Services

Will E. Bruckert has been serving in Arts & Letters as an IT Solutions Specialist for 6 years, and is currently the Assistant IT Director. His previous focus had been supporting specialized classrooms and research labs.

Will first joined the ND IT Community in 2000 as a student computer consultant and has served in various roles since then developing technology solutions that support teaching, learning, and research.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
rmaure@nd.edu
Ryan Maure
Support Services Manager

Ryan Maure serves as the Support Services Manager for the College of Arts and Letters.

Ryan joined the University in 2016 serving as an IT consultant for the School of Architecture. He moved to the College of Arts and Letters Computing Office in September of 2017. When he is not at work, you will find him spending time with his family.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Josh Bennett
IT Solutions Consultant, Social Sciences

Josh Bennett joined the Arts & Letters team as a IT Solutions Consultant in May 2022 with a focus on the Social Sciences. He enjoys working with faculty and staff to find the best solutions to meet their needs.

Josh has been in the Granger/Mishawaka area for most of his life and loves spending time with his family, weight lifting, and woodworking. You should also ask Josh about his Youtube channel and consider subscribing (JB Woodworking).

B012 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Dave Klawiter
Senior IT Solutions Specialist

Dave Klawiter serves as the Senior Systems Engineer for the Creative Computing Group. In this role, he manages all of the computing equipment in spaces that serve the arts. This includes facilities in Riley Hall of Art, West Lake Hall and the Performing Arts Center. He also is the mastermind behind the College of Arts and Letters FileMaker Pro database system that is used to manage all of the business processes within the College of Arts and Letters.

Dave joined the University in 1991 and was one of the inaugural members of the College of Arts and Letters Computing Office at its inception. If you ask Dave about his family, you will find that he has hosted a large number of exchange students from all over the world. He continues to keep in contact with all his "host kids" no matter where their adventures take them.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Nate Krakowski
IT Solutions Consultant, Arts

Nate Krakowski has served the College of Arts & Letters as an IT Solutions Consultant since 2019. In that capacity, he has enjoyed meeting with faculty and staff to explore creative solutions for teaching, research, and process improvement. Learning about and supporting faculty in their passion projects is often the highlight of Nate's work day. He serves as the primary consultant for the Arts.

Nate is a native of the South Bend/Mishawaka area and loves working in higher education, hiking, and spending time with his family. His hobby is acquiring hobbies, and Nate will happily talk about board games, film and television, and any number of crafty projects for hours on end.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Dan Lewis
IT Solutions Consultant, Humanities

“Lewis” has been with the Arts & Letters Computing Office since 2023 as an IT Solutions Consultant where he serves as the primary point of contact for the Humanities.

Prior to joining the ALCO team, Lewis was a Customer Success Advocate for Typeform where he focused on their VideoAsk product. As a Customer Success Advocate Lewis worked to ensure the users he worked with were achieving their goals and more with the products he supported. He also worked as Project Manager for BX Films, a video production company focused on story-led marketing campaigns. Working at Apple, studying graphic design, and leading a team focused on slate roof repair are among other noteworthy aspects of his career.

Lewis lives in Mishawaka with his wife and two children. Outside of work you will find him exploring the outdoors with his family, often on a mountain bike or with an analog camera around his neck.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Dan Napier
IT Support Technician

Dan Napier joined the Arts & Letters team in 2023 as an IT Support Technician focusing on break/fix support.

Prior to joining ALCO, Dan was an IT Technician for Niles Community Schools where he worked for over ten years assisting with a wide variety of IT-related tasks and projects. Dan also worked for the Whirlpool Corporation as an Image Technician where he managed a fleet of 1,500 devices. Outside of work, Dan loves to go hiking and running with his wife and daughter.

251 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Eli Ragland
IT Support Technician

Eli Ragland joined the Arts & Letters team in the summer of 2022 and serves as an IT Support Technician with the primary focus on break/fix support. He also assists with purchasing and ordering. 

Eli loves to assist with a variety of issues and enjoys teaching users how to use their technology. Other than technology, he will also engage in conversation about biology, photography and PC gaming.