Theresa Ricke-Kiely oversees personnel administration at the Kroc Institute, serving as the liaison to Notre Dame's Department of Human Resources and the Keough School of Global Affairs. She also provides leadership for the master's program, focusing on development, recruitment and leadership training for students.  

Before joining the Kroc Institute, Ricke-Kiely was associate director for planning and development for the Master of Nonprofit Administration Program at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. In this position, she oversaw programming for nonprofit professionals and field internships for master’s students. Prior to her work at Notre Dame, Ricke-Kiely was the director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of South Carolina (Upstate).

Ricke-Kiely teaches a graduate course on organizational leadership. She serves on national and regional boards and volunteers for local nonprofits. She holds an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Sarasota.