The University of Notre Dame has named Tamara Kay (pictured), Brian Baker (pictured) and Marah Stith McLeod to new roles. Kay has joined the university as associate professor of global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs. She has previously worked for the University of New Mexico and Harvard University’s Transitional Studies Initiative. Kay received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Baker was promoted to chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He first joined the department in 2001 as assistant professor. Baker earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Iowa. McLeod has joined the university’s law school as associate professor. She has previously worked in the Office of the Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and at Sidley Austin LLP, as senior litigator. McLeod is a graduate of Yale Law School.