Faculty Associates

The Ryan Center Faculty Associates are members of the faculty of Villanova University whose scholarly work is related to the mission of the Ryan Center and who support the Ryan Center’s goals of promoting inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and advancing understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies. Because they share James Madison’s belief that only a well-instructed people can be permanently free, the Ryan Center Faculty Associates hold that it is part of their responsibility as scholars and teachers to foster in society generally and in their students in particular an appreciation of the moral, political, legal, and philosophical foundations of democratic government.


Andrew J. Bove, M.A.
Professor
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
Sarah Vaughan Brakman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Villanova University
Patrick McKinley Brennan, J.D.
John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies
Villanova University School of Law
Peter B. Busch, Ph.D.
Lawrence C. Gallen Fellow in the Humanities
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
Christopher T. Daly, Ph.D.
Professor
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
John A. Doody, Ph.D.
Robert M. Birmingham Chair in Humanities
Department of Philosophy
Villanova University
Marylu Hill, Ph.D.
Director
Villanova Center for Liberal Education and Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Villanova University
John Johannes, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Political Science
Villanova University
Helen K. Lafferty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Education and Human Services
Villanova University
Michael Moreland, J.D.
Vice Dean
Villanova University School of Law
Tuan Samahon, J.D.
Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Brian T. Satterfield, Ph.D.
Lawrence C. Gallen Teaching Fellow in the Humanities
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
John Schrems, Ph.D.
Professor 
Department of Political Science
Villanova University
Mark Shiffman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities
Villanova University
John Paul Spiro, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
Catherine E. Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Public Administration & Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Villanova University
James Matthew Wilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities
Villanova University

Contact Information

Director - Matthew J. Ryan Center
Colleen A. Sheehan, Ph.D.
610.519.7421
Fax  610.519.6787
colleen.sheehan@villanova.edu

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