Faculty Research

fine arts

Villanova University's Master of Theatre Program Shines in Local Theatre Awards

Faculty and alumni of Villanova University’s Master of Theatre program, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were well-represented during the recent announcement of the 2014 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre have recognized Philadelphia artists for excellence and innovation since 1994 and are a nationally recognized symbol for professional theatre. More

Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:

Art History

Marylu Hill

English Professor Explores the High Flying Nellie Bly

Jean Marie Lutes, PhD, associate professor of English, recently published a new anthology on “stunt journalism” pioneer Nellie Bly. The compilation of Bly’s writings, Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings, explores the historic world trek and Bly’s other fantastic adventures.

Departmental Faculty Research Descriptions:

Cultural Studies
Romance Languages
Theology & Religious Studies

social sciences

Associate Dean Toyoda Receives Social Science Research Council's Abe Fellowship

Dr. A. Maria Toyoda, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary and Global Initiatives and Associate Professor of Political Science, is a 2014-2015 recipient of the Social Science Research Council's Abe Fellowship. The funding will allow Dr. Toyoda to spend the Fall 2014 semester in Japan investigating the instruments, objective, and political institutions of Japan's financial diplomacy.

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

sciences mathematics

Center for Statistics Education Awarded Two NSF Grants

Under the direction of Michael Posner, PhD, associate professor of Statistics, the Center for Statistics Education has been awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation to address the growing need for statistics experts. More


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