Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.
The strength of the Villanova experience comes in part from the University’s welcoming community. All members are bonded together by a shared responsibility to uphold the ideals of Saint Augustine and let the principles of truth, unity and love guide their lives. The Villanova community helps students grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually, and challenges them to reach their full potential.
The University’s rigorous academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. The Villanova community is dedicated to providing a personalized experience that fosters every student’s intellectual and spiritual well-being. As part of their education, students are encouraged to enrich their own lives by working for those in need. Through academic and service programs, students use their knowledge, skills and compassion to better the world around them.
There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and creates the atmosphere where students are called to ignite change.
Villanova University is located in a suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia, Pa.
Vice Provost for Academics; Professor of Public Administration
Craig M. Wheeland , PhD, is an expert in urban politics, local government, and public administration.
Public Administration Urban Politics Local Government Higher Education Academic Integrity Faculty Affairs
Executive Director, Career Center; Assistant Vice Provost, Professional Development
Nationally recognized expert on career services, professional development and the impact of new technology on the job search.
Graduate School Internships Job Search Career Development Career Counseling Impact of Social Media on Job Searching Professional Development Career services Career Outcomes College Recruiting
Assistant Professor of Economics; Director of the Villanova Women's Professional Network| Villanova School of Business
Cheryl Carleton, PhD, is an expert in labor economics and women in the workforce
Business Unemployment Women in the Workforce Labor Economics Microeconomics Labor Markets Gender Issues Corporate Governance
Associate Chair, Marketing & Business Law
Aronte Bennett, PhD, specializes in consumer behavior, information processing and brand relationships
Business Corporate Social Responsbility Marketing Research Information Processing Consumer Behavior Pro Social Behavior Brand Relationships Research Methodology in Marketing Branding
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting & Information Systems
Lucy Chen, Ph.D., is an expert in international accounting, mergers and acquisitions,, goodwill impairment and fair value accounting.
Business International Accounting Goodwill Impairment Fair Vaue Accounting Accounting Regulation Mergers & Acquisitions Accounting
Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics | Charles Widger School of Law
Brett Frischmann, JD, is a renowned scholar and expert in intellectual property, surveillance, internet law and net neutrality.
Autonomous Vehicles Net Neutrality Internet Law Infrastructure Information Law Intellectual Property Surveillance Technology Policies Self-driving cars
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Francis A. Galgano, PhD, specializes in coastal geography and military geography.
Environmental security Environmental Change Geophysical Processes Military Geography
Associate Professor of Education; Program Coordinator, Graduate Education | Department of Education and Counseling
Jerusha Conner, PhD, is an expert on trends in education policy, urban education, student learning, engagement, and activism.
#NeverAgain Youth Organizing for Educational Change Urban Education Student Engagement School Reform Education Policy
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Jens Karlsson, PhD, specializes in biothermal sciences, including cryobiology (cooling) and hyperthermic processes (heating).
Hyperthermic Processes Intracellular Ice Formation Cryopreservation Biophysical Mechanisms Cryosurgery Bioengineering
Associate Chair and Assistant Professor of Economics | Villanova School of Business
Mary Kelly, PhD, is an expert in economics, cable and the telecommunications industry
Business Alternative Work Arrangements Cable Industry Industrial Organization and Regulation Telecommunication Public Policy Job Satisfaction
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