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.
Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Education and Counseling
Teresa Boyer, EdD, is an innovative leader in economic and social equity for women
Equity in Education Work-Life Balance Women's Advancement Pay Equity Gender Equity Women in the Workforce Women's Leadership #MeToo
University Professor of Law and Religion; Director, Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy | Charles Widger School of Law
Michael Moreland, JD, PhD, is an expert in the areas of law and religion, free speech, constitutional law and bioethics.
Supreme Court Nomination Process Supreme Court Law and Religion Constitutional Law First Amendment Free Speech Separation of Powers Gerrymandering Bioethics
Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Melissa O'Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, is an expert in home health care, geriatric nursing and transitions in care.
Geriatrics and Gerontology Applied Health Informatics Geriatric Nursing Geriatric Home Health Transitions in Care Telehealth
Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law | Charles Widger School of Law
Mark Alexander, JD, is an expert on constitutional law, election law and the First Amendment.
Presidential Debate Prep Constitutional Law First Amendment Law Election Law Campaign Reform Legal Education Law
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.
Youth Activism Urban Education Education Policy School Reform Student Engagement Youth Organizing for Educational Change #NeverAgain
Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Samantha Chapman, PhD is an Associate Professor with expertise in global change in coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species.
Carbon Storage and Sequestration Invasive Species Biodiversity Loss Climate change effects on coastal wetlands
Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Stephen Strader, PhD, is an expert on the interaction of climate change, natural hazards, and society.
Wildfires Severe Weather Hazards and Society Natural Hazards Geographic Information Systems
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director of the Center for Advanced Communications | Villanova College of Engineering
Moeness Amin, PhD, is an expert in the theory of signal and array processing with applications to radar, sonar, and communications
Radar Imaging Sonar Surveillance Wireless Communications Radar Satellite Navigations
Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
David Barrett, PhD, is a presidential historian and leading expert on the CIA’s relationship with presidents and Congress.
Political Science Presidential Decision Making Lyndon Baines Johnson The Central Intelligence Agency United States Presidents United States Congress National Security and Intelligence Issues The Vietnam War Politics
The Diana & James Yacobucci ’73 Assistant Professor, Economics | Villanova School of Business
Sutirtha Bagchi, PhD, is an expert in public finance.
Business Taxicab Medallions Cable Regulation Tax Compliance and Tax Evasion Public Pensions State and Local Government
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