Joanne D. Fahey

Director of Communications

Director of Communications
940 Grace Hall


Joanne Fahey joined Notre Dame Research in 2014 as its first Director of Communications. She leads the Research Communications Team and oversees all research communications strategies and tactics, including branding, web, social media, storytelling, video, print, and more. In addition, she serves on the Naughton Fellowship Committee. Joanne is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and peace studies. She also holds a master’s of science in environmental science from Trinity College Dublin and has completed a higher certificate in public relations from the European Institute of Communications. Before returning to her alma mater, Joanne spent 11 years in Ireland, serving as Communications Manager at the Fulbright Commission of Ireland and as a Senior Environmental Communications Consultant with RPS Group. She is a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the communications/journalism category and recently served as a Fulbright Specialist Awardee at Kathmandu University in Nepal.