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.
Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology| College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, works to find a new unity and synthesis in science and religion.
Theology Neuroscience Artificial Intelligence and Becoming Culture and Religion Catholicity Evolution and Culture Integration of Science and Religion
Program Manager, MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Lisa K. Diewald, MS, RD, LDN, is an expert in healthy eating and nutrition education programs for children and adults
Nutrition Counseling Obesity Prevention Nutrition Children Weight Management Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement; Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business; Co-Faculty Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership; Professor, Management & Operations
Jonathan Doh, PhD, is an expert in international business, global leadership and corporate social responsibility
NAFTA Offshoring Strategic Alliances Globalization Cross-cultural Management; Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Emerging Markets International Management International Trade Latin America Business
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering
Metin Duran, PhD, is an expert on using beneficial microorganisms to re-mediate pollutants and remove harmful microorganisms from water.
Water Pollution Water Treatment Wastewater Treatment Renewable Energy from Waste Water Quality Water Polution Control
Professor of Sociology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rick Eckstein, PhD, is an expert in sports and society, youth sports, gender and sports, intercollegiate spending and stadium financing.
Title IX College Athletics Reform Sociology of Sport Stadium Financing Labor and Unions Sports and Society Social Inequality and Poverty Gender and Sports Youth Sports
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering | College of Engineering
Jacob Elmer, PhD, is an expert in genetic engineering, GMOs, and gene therapy
CAR-T Cell Therapy CRISPR-Cas9 Hemoglobin Immunotherapy GMOs Genetic Engineering Gene Therapy Blood Donation Cellular Engineering
Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics | Villanova School of Business
David Fiorenza is an expert in local economic impact, the economics of the hospitality industry and state budgetary negotiations
Business Microeconometrics Urban Development Municipal Finance Public Sector Urban Renewal Capital Budgeting Economics of the Entertainment Industry Casinos & Gaming Tourism & Hospitality State Budgets
Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics | Charles Widger School of Law
Brett Frischmann, JD, is a renowned scholar and expert in intellectual property, surveillance, internet law and net neutrality.
Autonomous Vehicles Net Neutrality Internet Law Infrastructure Information Law Intellectual Property Surveillance Technology Policies Self-driving cars
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
Professor and Chair of History | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Marc Gallicchio, PhD, is an expert on World War II, U.S. foreign relations, East Asia, modern military history and modern U.S. history.
History Modern Military History U.S. Foreign Policy Modern U.S. History World War II
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