William Edmund Fahey is a Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (Merrimack, New Hampshire and Rome, Italy), where he also serves as the third president. He grew up in the Western Reserve (Ohio) and coastal Maine. Educated by Jesuits at a young age, Fahey studied at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) completed the now abolished M.Phil. Mode A in Ancient History. He then studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of America (in Greek and Latin and the Early Christian Studies Program), where he earned an M.A. and the Ph.D. His late-blooming interest in Natural History led to his completion of the M.Sci. in Wildlife Conservation at Unity College (Maine).
After a delightful foray in preparatory school teaching, Fahey taught at Christendom College for nearly a decade. There he established the Depart of Classical and Early Christian Studies. His teaching experience over the years has included courses at all levels in Greek and Latin, as well as History (Ancient and Byzantine). Over the last decade he has taught in the ten-semester Great Books Humanities sequence at Thomas More College, as well as a variety of Scripture and Poetry courses, the Senior Seminar, and the one-year sequence in Natural History. He also helped to established the Guild program at Thomas More College, in which he serves at a Guild Master in the St. Hubertus Outdoorsmanship program, as well as directing the College’s “Exploring New England” programs–which includes working with the Wooden Boat School in giving students and opportunity to study great books while learning the fundamentals of traditional sailing off the coast of Maine.
Fahey has held a variety of fellowships including the Salvatori Fellowship (Heritage Foundation), Earhart Fellowship, Wilbur Fellowship (with Russell Kirk), Weaver Fellowship, and the Au Sable Fellowship. His publications have appeared in the St. Austin Review, The Imaginative Conservative, University Bookman, the Civilized Reader, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and Classical World. He is the editor and translator of The Foundations of Western Monasticism (St. Benedict’s Press, 2013). He has served as an advisor to St. Martin’s Academy, Harmel Academy, and most recently was appointed a Councilor of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
He is married to Amy Elizabeth Fahey. They have been blessed with five children and one grandchild to date. They reside in New Hampshire within a few hours of places his family has lived since the early 17th Century.