We are proud to welcome our new faculty! Dr. Christian Thoroughgood is an assistant professor in HRD. Christian is originally from the Philadelphia area and received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Penn State University in 2013. He worked for several years as an Assistant Professor of Management in Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston before taking a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Resource Development at Villanova. Christian studies leadership, diversity and stigmatization, positive psychology, and the “dark” side of organizational behavior. He teaches Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the undergrad level and several courses, including Human Resource Metrics and Research and Organizational Change Management, at the graduate level.
Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Pantesco is a visiting assitant professor who is teaching Psychology classes. Betsy is a Clinical Health Psychologist, whose research focuses on the relationships among sleep, psychosocial factors, and risk markers for cardiometabolic disease in healthy populations, and clinical interests are in cognitive-behavioral-based sleep and health interventions. She is originally from central New Jersey, and previously taught at Rowan University. Outside of work, Betsy loves music, sports, and spending time with her husband and toddler.