Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of supporters of Villanova University who are committed to the Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College is host to numerous endowed faculty positions for teaching and research.

The Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Christian Theology

Inaugurated 12/2/92
Current Chair Holder: 
Ilia Delio, OSF, PhDDepartment of Theology and Religious Studies

The David R. Cook Chair of Philosophy

Inaugurated 3/30/93
Current Chair Holder: 
William Desmond, PhDDepartment of Philosophy

The Augustinian Endowed Chair in the Thought of St. Augustine

Inaugurated 1994
Current Chair Holder:
James R. Wetzel, PhD
, Department of Philosophy
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The Robert M. Birmingham Endowed Chair in Humanities

Inaugurated 9/17/98
Current Chair Holder:
John A. Doody, PhD
, Department of Philosophy

The Heimbold Endowed Chair in Irish Studies

Inaugurated 2/15/2000
Current Chair Holder: 
Eamonn Wall, PhD 

The Luckow Family Endowed Chair in English

Inaugurated 11/2/11
Current Chair Holder:
Lisa Sewell, PhD,
Department of English 
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The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication

Inaugurated 9/27/2011
Current Visiting Chair Holder:
Bruce Henderson, PhD
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The Gerald M. Lemole, M.D., Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology

Inaugurated 11/17/08
Current Chair Holder:
Aaron M. Bauer, Ph.D.Department of Biology
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The Dennis M. Cook Endowed Mendel Chair in Genetics

Inaugurated 7/13
Current Chair Holder:
Dennis Wykoff, Ph.D., Department of Biology

The Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Chair and Director of Honors Program                      

Inaugurated May 2012
Current Chair Holder:
Thomas Smith, Ph.D., DirectorHonors

The Albert R. Lepage Endowed Professorship in History

Current Chair Holder:
Cristina Soriano, Ph.D.Department of History

The Thomas F. Martin St. Augustine Fellowships

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The Patricia H. Imbesi St. Augustine Fellowships

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The Arthur J. Ennis Fellowships

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The Lawrence C. Gallen Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities

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The Mendel Science Experience Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Rocco and Gloria Barbieri Lecture Series and Fellowships

Inaugurated 1993
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