Centers and Institutes

Academic Centers and Institutes Advance the College’s Mission

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to a number of academic centers and institutes dedicated to promoting the mission of the College within their area of concentration. In addition to offering courses, centers and institutes in the College host lectures and other special events and may publish a journal.

Center for Arab & Islamic Studies

Director: Hibba Abugideiri, Ph.D.
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Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology

Director: Frank Klassner, Ph.D.
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Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies

Director: Maghan Keita, Ph.D.
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Center for Peace & Justice

Acting Director: Kathryn Getek Soltis, Ph.D.
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Russian Area Studies

Director: Lynne Hartnett, Ph.D.
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The Theology Institute

Director: Carey E. Walsh, Th.D.
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Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

Director: Jane Morris
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Asian Studies

Director: Joanna Rotte, Ph.D.
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Gender and Women's Studies Resource Center

Co-Directors: Jean Lutes, Ph.D.; Lisa Sewell, Ph.D.
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Center for Latin American Studies

Director: Satya Pattnayak, Ph.D.
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The Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good

Director: Colleen Sheehan, Ph.D.
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The Center for Statistics Education

Director: Michael A. Posner, Ph.D., PStat
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Villanova Center for Liberal Education

Director: John A. Doody, Ph.D.
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