Mr Joshua Copeland

Josh Copeland is the executive director of the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway. As executive director, he manages the administration and operations of the Gateway, and works in collaboration with academic leaders to create new research partnerships and initiatives in London. He is responsible for implementing academic vision and strategy, building strategic
relationships with UK universities and strengthening Notre Dame’s position in London as a leader in experiential learning, research and global education. An important component of his role is ensuring the success of the GK Chesterton Collection as a new gathering point for research activity at the Gateway.

Previously, Josh was the director of student affairs for Notre Dame in London, and before that with Minerva University in London. He has worked in other administrative and development roles at Oxford University, and for several years was the rector for residential life at Conway Hall, Notre Dame’s student residence in London.

Originally from the United States, Josh spent a decade as a professional opera singer and teacher before embarking on a career in university administration after moving to the UK in 2011. He continues his singing and teaching whenever the opportunity arises, and enjoys exploring the English countryside around the southeast with his wife and twin boys.