Joan Breton Connelly (b. 2nd January 1964) is a classical archaeologist and Professor of Classics and Art History at New York University. Connelly was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1996. She received the Archaeological Institute of America Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2007 and held the Lillian Vernon Chair for Teaching Excellence at New York University from 2002-2004. She is also Director of the Yeronisos Island Excavations and Field School in Cyprus.