Tantur Ecumenical Institute welcomes new Jerusalem Global Gateway Academic Director

Author: Dan Koski

Hannah Hemphill Website

Tantur Ecumenical Institute is pleased to welcome back Hannah Hemphill to Tantur as she assumes the position of Academic Director of Notre Dame’s Jerusalem Global Gateway. Hannah was appointed to the position in September 2018. In her role, 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 Holy Land, and creates pathways for Notre Dame faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to extend the global reach of their research and scholarship. She also supervises Notre Dame's undergraduate academic programs in Jerusalem. Hannah and her husband served as co-directors of Notre Dame’s undergraduate programs in Jerusalem from 2011 to 2014. From 2010 to 2011, she held an internship at Tantur 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. From 2014 to 2015, 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. Hannah is completing a Ph.D. in Theology from Notre Dame in the coming months. She holds master’s degrees from St. Andrews, Notre Dame, and Oxford.  Hannah will be residing at Tantur with her husband Brian, also a full-time scholar with strong ties to both Tantur and the Department of Theology of the University of Notre Dame, and their two children, Lucy and Agnes.  Welcome Hannah!