Did you know?

  • the Class of 2013 has 99% employment and graduate school placement for both Liberal Arts and Sciences 

  • CLAS has 14 Fulbright Scholarship winners for 2014-2015 

  • Each of Villanova's three Rhodes Scholars, including Jessica Wamala '13, have been from CLAS

Student Spotlight

Denis Whelan
Denis Whelan

Denis Whelan ’14 CLAS was a familiar face on-campus as a member of the Blue Key Society and Orientation committee. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and a Mathematics major, he received a 2014 US Fulbright Student grant to travel to teach English in Spain. After returning to the US, he will attend Emory University for his PhD. 

Faculty Focus

Dennis Wykoff, PhD
Dennis Wykoff, PhD

Dennis Wykoff, PhD, associate professor of Biology, was awarded a $548, 273 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research project “RUI: Evolution of Signal Transduction Pathways in Yeast.” The project investigates the extent to which the gain and loss of genes affects how an organism is able to respond to its environment. His research could uncover new treatments for fungal infections, which can be lethal in humans. Dr. Wykoff is the Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics.