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.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor, Department of History
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, is an expert in Russian history, specifically the history of charity and social welfare.
Development of Voluntarism and Civil Societies Women's History Environmental History Russian History Russian and Soviet History Russian Literature Liberal Arts Education European History History and Biography
Associate Professor of History | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lynne Hartnett, PhD, is an expert on Russian history, protest movements, and refugees and political exile.
Protest Movements Political Exile History of Revolution Russia Russian History Refugees History of Authoritarianism
Associate Professor of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mark Schrad, PhD, is an expert on Russian/Ukrainian relations, the Cold War, and prohibition history.
International Organizations Communism International Law Ukraine Russia Russian/Ukrainian Relations Cold War Abortion
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.
Constitutional Law Campaign Reform First Amendment Law Election Law Legal Education Law Presidential Debate Prep
Associate Chair of Marketing & Business Law; Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Villanova School of Business
Aronte Bennett, PhD, specializes in consumer behavior, information processing and brand relationships
Marketplace Inclusion/Exclusion Business Corporate Social Responsbility Marketing Research Information Processing Consumer Behavior Pro Social Behavior Brand Relationships Research Methodology in Marketing Branding Vulnerable Consumers
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Studies
Vincent Lloyd, PhD, researches issues and trends related to religion in politics and race, and how these areas affect social change.
Religion The Role of Religion in Racial Justice Organizing Religion in Politics and Race Religion in Mass Incarceration Religious Ideas of Crime and Punishment Religious Movements in Prisons Theology
Associate Professor of Management & Operations | Villanova School of Business
Kathleen Iacocca, PhD, is an expert on supply chain management, business analytics and optimization with a focus on healthcare industries.
Business Healthcare Economics and Policy Pharmaceutical Industries Applications in Healthcare Operations Management Business Analytics Supply Chain Management Analytics Applications Healthcare Industry Drug pricing
Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Global and Public Health | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Dr. McDermott-Levy, PhD, MPH, RN is an expert in environmental health, global health, and public health nursing
Climate Change Immigrant Health Public Health Community & Public Health Nursing Epidemiology Global Health Fracking and Health Environmental Health/Health impacts of UOGD Health Disparities
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Massimo Faggioli, PhD, is an expert on the history and administrative inner workings of the Catholic Church and of the papacy.
Pope Francis Religion Catholicism and World/European Politics Historical Theology and Ecclesiology American Catholicism History of Christianity Church History
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
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