Hannah Hemphill joined Carroll College as an Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies in Fall 2020. She received a Ph.D. in Theology with a dissertation on Saint Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of sacrifice (Notre Dame, 2019). She holds master’s degrees in Philosophy (St. Andrews, 2003), Theology (Notre Dame, 2005), and Jewish Studies (Oxford, 2008). Her research interests include the thought of Thomas Aquinas, medieval theology and biblical exegesis, theories of redemption and atonement, Jewish-Catholic relations and dialogue, Eastern Churches, and the Holy Land. Before coming to Carroll, she served as Academic Director of Notre Dame’s programs in Jerusalem.
Hannah and her husband Brian have two children, and together as a family, they enjoy the outdoors, baking, cooking, and reading and rereading The Chronicles of Narnia.