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 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
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
Director, Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jason Steinhauer is an expert in American and public history, history in public life, history communication, fake news and media literacy.
History History on the Web Public History Fake History Fake News History in Public Life History Communication
Director, Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation | Charles Widger School of Law
Shea Rhodes' expertise involves supporting survivors of human trafficking by fighting for prosecution of the purchaser of sex.
Prostitution Criminal Law Human Trafficking Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Dean of College of Professional Studies; Dean of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Public Administration | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Christine Palus, PhD, is an expert on urban politics and policy, state-level public administration and women in politics.
Women in Politics State and Local Politics American Government Urban Politics Public Administration and Management
Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning; Assistant Professor of Marketing & Business Law | Villanova School of Business
Julie Pirsch, PhD, is an expert in product marketing, new product development, and innovating teaching and learning.
Business Product Marketing Career Preparation Marketing Experiential Teaching Methods New Product Development
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