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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Joining N.D. As A "Professor Of The Practice"

The University of Notre Dame has announced that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan will join the Notre Dame faculty as a professor of the practice for the 2019-20 academic year as a guest lecturer in political science and economics. Other recent professor-of-the-practice appointments include those for former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough . Notre Dame says like Ryan, they bring experience at the senior-most levels of...

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