Carol Mullaney

Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor

Carol   Mullaney

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Carol Mullaney is the Director of Continuous Improvement at the University of Notre Dame, having responsibility for designing, leading and fostering a culture that embraces continuous improvement and positive change to support Notre Dame's mission. In addition to this full-time role, she has been a concurrent instructor in the Mendoza College of Business since January 2015, teaching a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course in the MBA program. She is also currently an instructor for the Moreau First-Year Experience course, a one-credit seminar for all first-year undergraduate students.

Previous experience includes ten years directing process improvement programs and leading strategic/executive level transformation projects for the Fortune 500 Company, Pitney Bowes. After earning her Six Sigma Black Belt certification while a Director of Operations, she then served as a Master Black Belt, Director of Lean Six Sigma and the Director of Global Transformation, where she was responsible for leading large-scale, cross-unit process improvement projects.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Higher Education's Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI).  

Areas of Expertise

Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement


MBA – Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

BA – University of Notre Dame