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.
Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology
Director: Frank Klassner, Ph.D.
Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies
Director: Maghan Keita, Ph.D.
Center for Peace & Justice
Acting Director: Kathryn Getek Soltis, Ph.D.
Russian Area Studies
Director: Lynne Hartnett, Ph.D.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Director: Jane Morris
Director: Joanna Rotte, Ph.D.
Gender and Women's Studies Resource Center
Co-Directors: Jean Lutes, Ph.D.; Lisa Sewell, Ph.D.
Center for Latin American Studies
Director: Satya Pattnayak, Ph.D.
The Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good
Director: Colleen Sheehan, Ph.D.
The Theology Institute
Director: Carey E. Walsh, Th.D.
Villanova Center for Liberal Education
Director: Marylu Hill, Ph.D.