Arts and Letters Writer | October 15, 2017
JoAnn DellaNeva, a professor of French in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has been appointed academic director of the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway by Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.
During her two-year term, DellaNeva will hold full academic oversight of the Gateway, including the London undergraduate program and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in London and beyond. DellaNeva succeeds Roger Alford, associate dean and professor of law.
“JoAnn’s experience teaching at the London Global Gateway enables her to know what makes an excellent academic program for our undergraduates,” Pippenger said when announcing the appointment. “Her scholarship will help foster new research partnerships with universities in London and the U.K., and will encourage other faculty members to develop strategic collaborations that enrich the academic community for our students, faculty, and alumni. Her leadership and our collective continued engagement in London can only enhance our presence in the U.K.”
Through Notre Dame International, the University also maintains Global Gateways in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, and Rome, where another faculty member from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has played a vital role.