Faculty Research

fine arts

Villanova Communication Professor Honored by National Communication Association

Heidi Rose, PhD., Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Graduate Studies in Communication in Villanova University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was recently honored by the National Communication Association (NCA) with the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies.   More...


Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:

Art History





Two CLAS Faculty Members Named 2016-17 Fulbright Scholars

Two Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to support their research and teaching. Adriano Duque, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Irene Kan, PhD, associate professor of Psychology were each awarded 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), marking the second consecutive year that CLAS faculty members received the honor. More...

Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:
Cultural Studies
Romance Languages
Theology & Religious Studies

social sciences

Matthew Matell, PhD, Receives $390,066 NIH Grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse

In the 1890s, Ivan Pavlov trained dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell, and established what the field now knows as classical conditioning. Today in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Matthew Matell, PhD, professor of Psychology, is delving deeper into this truism and applying it to his most recent grant-funded research.  More...  

Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:
Education and Counseling
Political Science
Public Adminstration

Villanova University astronomers

Villanova Astronomers Part of Team Studying Potential for Life on Newly Discovered Planet Found Orbiting Our Solar System’s Nearest Star

Two Villanova University astronomers are part of an international team that has been studying the potential habitability of Proxima b, a newly discovered “Earth-size” planet orbiting in the liquid water habitable zone of the red dwarf star—Proxima Centauri.   More...



Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:
Computing Science
Geography and the Environment  
Mathematics and Statistics