Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C.
Director, Newman Center for Faith and Reason
University of Notre Dame
Newman Center for Faith and Reason
Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C., is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and currently serves as the Director of the Newman Center for Faith and Reason in Dublin, Ireland. Father Dailey previously served at Notre Dame Law School as a Lecturer in Law. Father Dailey earned his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where his thesis on Charles Sanders Pierce was honored as the Most Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis. After teaching Philosophy and working in Administration at the University of Portland, Father Dailey attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then practiced law in Washington, D.C., with Wiley Rein LLP. From 2013-2016, he also served as the Thomas More Fellow of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.