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.
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
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.
Youth Activism Urban Education Education Policy School Reform Student Engagement Youth Organizing for Educational Change #NeverAgain
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
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
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 Sociology and Criminology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jill McCorkel, PhD, examines the social and political consequences of mass incarceration in the United States
#SayHerName Prison Education Programs Race, Class and Gender Inequality Prisons and Punishment Law and Criminal Justice Policy Mass Incarceration Criminology
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 Law | Charles Widger School of Law
Ann Juliano, JD, is an expert in employment law and discrimination, sexual harassment and discrimination and dress codes.
American Indian Law Sex Discrimination Employment Discrimination Employment Law Sexual Harassment Dress Codes
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
Assistant Professor of Physics | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Amber Stuver, PhD, is an expert in gravitational waves.
Gravity Astrophysics Gravitational Waves Black Holes
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