Villanova’s more than 500 world-class faculty members are distinguished scholars and active members in their respective fields. They engage in cutting-edge research projects, make important breakthroughs in their various disciplines, write books, win industry awards, secure grants, and advise outside organizations. The knowledge and experience faculty members gain, along with the achievements they make outside the classroom, elevates their expertise and the overall quality of education that Villanova students receive.
Pope Francis has just completed his first trip to the United States, visiting Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. The pontiff made headlines throughout his visit for his comments on a range of topics, from immigration to climate change. The “Francis Effect” was in full swing in Philadelphia, as the city welcomed families from around the world who waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the pope. In the wake of his visit, Villanova faculty experts can speak to Pope Francis’ unique style, his manner of communicating, the impact his trip had on the U.S. economy.