Hannah Hemphill named academic director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Hannah Hemphill

Notre Dame International announced that Hannah Hemphill has been appointed academic director of the University of Notre Dame’s Jerusalem Global Gateway. Hemphill will provide academic oversight to Notre Dame undergraduates, as well as create pathways for Notre Dame faculty, postdocs and graduate students to extend the global reach of their research and scholarship in the Holy Land.

Hemphill served as co-director of Notre Dame’s study abroad programs at the Jerusalem Global Gateway from 2011 to 2014. She also held an internship at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Notre Dame’s Department of Theology, researching the institute’s history and implementing Notre Dame’s undergraduate pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

“I am thrilled to welcome Hannah to Notre Dame International as the new academic director,” says Angie Appleby Purcell, interim executive director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway.

“Her academic acumen in medieval theology and Jewish studies, along with her intimate knowledge of both Notre Dame and Jerusalem, will greatly benefit our students’ learning and support the global outreach of our faculty research and scholarship with Israel and Palestine.”

As academic director, Hemphill will work closely with academic units on campus and collaborators in the Middle East to strengthen Notre Dame’s visibility by developing and supporting seminars, major conferences and lectures at the Gateway.

“Through her leadership, I am confident that she will implement NDI’s strategic plan to support students and faculty in Jerusalem and identity new initiatives for the region,” says Purcell.

During 2014-15, Hemphill conducted a year of dissertation research at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She is working to complete a Ph.D. in theology from Notre Dame. She holds master’s degrees from Notre Dame, St. Andrews University and Oxford.

The Jerusalem Global Gateway is part of Notre Dame International’s global network, which includes five Global Gateways in Jerusalem, Dublin, Beijing, London and Rome and six Global Centers in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, Santiago, São Paulo and Kylemore Abbey in western Ireland.

Contact: Colleen Wilcox, Notre Dame International, 574-631-2513, cwilcox1@nd.edu

Originally published by Colleen Wilcox at international.nd.edu on Sept. 21.