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.
Assistant Professor of Communication | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Hezekiah Lewis, MFA, is an expert on film, from both thematic and technical standpoints, and has directed and produced short films.
Communication Screenwriting Documentary Film Making Film Direction Film Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Erica Slotter, PhD, is an expert in social psychology and
Romantic Relationships Social Psychology Relationships
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Thomas Toppino, PhD, is an expert in practice in learning and memory, and visual perception of reversible ambiguous figures.
Psychchology Practice in Learning and Memory Visual Perception of Reversible Ambiguous Figures
Associate Professor and Chair of 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
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
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Professor of Chemical Engineering
Randy Weinstein, PhD, is an authority on chemical engineering and an expert on teaching and learning methods in higher ed.
Teaching and Learning Methods Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Flipped Learning Chemical Engineering Problems Surface Science Thermodynamics Supercritical Fluids/Nanomaterials
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
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Andrea Welker, PhD, PE, is an expert in geotechnical engineering, stormwater management, and sustainability
Stormwater Management Geotechnical Engineering Sustainability Rain Gardens
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and Nonprofit Coordinator
Lauren Miltenberger, PhD, is an expert on the influence of government on nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Human Capital Human Service Contracting Personnel Management Public Administration Nonprofit Government Relations
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
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- Training and Development
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