Hannah Hemphill was appointed Academic Director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway in September 2018. In her role, she promotes and leads a successful academic program for Notre Dame undergraduates studying in Jerusalem. Additionally, she provides academic oversight for future research programs, enhances Notre Dame’s scholarly and research visibility within the region, develops and deepens collaborations with universities in the Middle East, and creates pathways for Notre Dame faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to extend the global reach of their research and scholarship.
Hemphill served as co-director of Notre Dame’s study abroad programs at the Jerusalem Global Gateway from 2011 to 2014. Prior to this, she held an internship at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, researching the Institute’s history, implementing Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and assisting with Tantur and Notre Dame program development.
During 2014-15, she conducted a year of dissertation research at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, before returning to South Bend to be the primary caretaker of her young children while her husband completed his Ph.D.
Hemphill is completing a Ph.D. in Theology from Notre Dame in Fall 2018. She holds master’s degrees from St. Andrews University, Notre Dame, and Oxford.