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 Physics | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Amber Stuver, PhD, is an expert in gravitational waves.
Gravity Astrophysics Gravitational Waves Black Holes
Professor and Chair of Political Science | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Matthew Kerbel, PhD, is the go-to source for stories about political communication.
Political Science Political Parties Presidency and Governorship American Government Media and Politics Presidential Elections Presidential and Congressional Elections Politics
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 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
Associate Professor, Communication; Co-Director, Gender and Women's Studies | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Shauna MacDonald, PhD is an expert in cultural performance, women's issues, storytelling, as well as lighthouses and cultural memory.
Mindfulness in Higher Education Technology and Society Women's Issues Cultural Performance Lighthouses and Cultural Memory Storytelling
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 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
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 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
The Michele and Christopher Iannaccone ’91 Associate Professor of Finance | Villanova School of Business
John Sedunov, PhD, is an expert in banking, cryptocurrencies and financial institutions
Blockchain Federal Reserve Tariffs Political Economy fintech Cryptocurrencies Financial Institutions Risk Management Systemic Risk and Financial Crises Banking International Mergers and Acquisitions Alternative Investments Bitcoin Banking Regulation Trade Business
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