Faculty & Staff

Department Chair


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Professor Emeritus

Joseph Betz

Thomas Busch

John Caputo

John Fielder

John Immerwahr

Lawrence Stepelevich

In Memoriam

Helen Lang, Professor of Philosophy
Professor Helen Lang passed away June 20, 2016. Helen's impact on the Villanova community was enormous. Beloved teacher, mentor, and scholar, she inspired countless students in the love of the classics. Helen served the department as chair from 2002-2005 and was also President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 2009-2010. A Memorial Conference in Helen’s honor will take place on November 7, 2016 at 2:00 in Falvey Library 205.  The conference will be followed by a reception in Dundale Hall at 6 pm.  All are welcome.

Thomas Anthony Losoncy, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Professor Thomas Anthony Losoncy passed away June 12, 2016. Tom began his career teaching philosophy at Villanova University in 1967, retiring in 2005 as associate professor. For 38 years, he was intent that freshmen receive the best possible introduction to philosophic thinking. In this way, he brought his love for the history of philosophy to thousands of students. A memorial tribute to Tom is published on the American Philosophical Association website.