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.
Associate Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Michelle Kelly, PhD, CRNP, is an expert in children's health, neonatal intensive care, and long-term health effects of premature birth.
Premature Births Neonatal Intensive Care Children's Health Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Education
Associate Chair and Teaching Professor of Economics | Villanova School of Business
Mary Kelly, PhD, is an expert in economics, cable and the telecommunications industry
Comcast Job Satisfaction Public Policy Telecommunication Industrial Organization and Regulation Cable Industry Alternative Work Arrangements Business
Professor 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
Professor of Economics | Villanova School of Business
Christopher Kilby, PhD, is an expert in political economy of development aid and how it is influenced by U.S. politics and world events.
Business Development Economics Foreign Aid Macroeconomic Theory Multilateral Aid Microeconomic Theory Econometrics World Bank
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.
Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease Physician Assisted Suicide Well-Being
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rory Kramer, PhD, is an expert on racial inequality, race and education, police use of force and segregation and the physical environment.
Criminology Urban neighborhoods Urban Sociology Education and inequality Racial identity Social Mobility Segregation Sociology
Professor of Communication; Director of Graduate Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Thomas Ksiazek's, PhD, research is focused on the media industry's constant evolution to satisfy the needs of its audience.
Communication Media Industries Cross-Platform Audience Behavior Network Analysis of Digital Media Use News Audiences Social and Political Implications of Media Use
Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Adam Langley, PhD, focuses his research on how ecosystems respond to, and may determine the severity of, environmental change.
Wetlands Climate Change Global Change Ecology Carbon Cycling Coastal Wetland Sustainability Biology Ecosystems
Director, Center for Irish Studies & Associate Dean, International and Interdisciplinary Initiatives | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Joseph Lennon, PhD is an expert in Irish hunger strikes, India and Ireland relationships and contemporary Irish issues.
Hunger Strikes English Literature Irish Studies Irish Culture
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
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