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.
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.
Law Legal Education Campaign Reform Election Law First Amendment Law Constitutional Law
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
#MeToo Equity in Education Work-Life Balance Working Mothers Women's Advancement Pay Equity Gender Equity Women in the Workforce Women's Leadership
Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic; Co-Director, Community Interpreter Internship Program | Charles Widger School of Law
Caitlin Barry, JD, is an expert in immigration law and enforcement, farmworker rights and advocacy for working conditions in the food chain.
Food Justice Farmworkers Immigration Ice Immigration Enforcement Immigration Law
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
Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Glenn Bracey, PhD, is an expert on race and social movements and race and the law.
Race and Politics Sociology Black Lives Matter Critical Race Theory Social Movements Race and Law Colin Kaepernick
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
Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology | Villanova School of Business
Stephen J. Andriole, PhD, is an expert in emerging technologies and business technology strategy
Emerging Technology Trends Technology Adoption Virtual & Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Social Media Analytics Internet-of-Things Technology Start-Ups Business Technology Strategy Innovation & Entrepreneurialism Technology Organization Structure & Governance Facebook Twitter
Assistant Professor of Public Administration | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Theodore Arapis, Ph.D. focuses on financing, fiscal savings, fiscal transparency and the practice of budgeting at state level.
Public Administration Fiscal Transparency & Accountability School District Financing Budgeting Public Finance Government & Financial Management
Communication Instructor | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Derek Arnold, M.A., researches business and political scandals, as well as the mitigating effects of crisis management and communication.
Communication Business and Political Scandal Crisis Management and Communication Political Communication Conspiracy Theory
Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control | College of Engineering
Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD, is an expert on robotics, autonomous vehicles, and nonlinear dynamics and control.
Drones Advanced Dynamics Robotics System Dynamics Multibody Dynamics Autonomous Vehicles Engineering Education
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