Mr. William Haffey


William Haffey is excited to begin his first year teaching biology and logic at Montfort Academy. Drawing on his background as a research scientist, Mr. Haffey will attempt to harmoniously blend the complexities of modern scientific theories with the Catholic understanding of Truth.

Before arriving at The Montfort Academy, Mr. Haffey was engaged in several research programs at Fairfield University between 2008 and 2012, most notably examining avian responses to man-induced stress and tropical bird feeding habits. At Fordham University, he studied bird collisions with glass windows, spearheading a large collaborative effort that brought together many national conservation organizations and drew national media attention. After earning his Masters in 2014, Mr. Haffey spent two years in priestly formation for the Diocese of Bridgeport (CT), studying a wide range of philosophical schools in great detail.

Mr. Haffey received a B.S. in biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and his M.S. in biology from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. In addition to teaching at Montfort Academy, he leads bird watching tours for Connecticut Audubon and is actively involved in educating priests and laypeople in the Traditional Form of the Roman Rite. His keen interest in sacred music, particularly Gregorian chant, has led him to serve as a board member for the St. Cecelia Society, an organization which seeks to promote such music in its proper liturgical context.