Center for Faith and Learning

The Center for Faith and Learning provides opportunities for students and faculty to explore the vocation of the mind and the depths of the Spirit in the way of Augustine, who searched for knowledge in the context of community. The Center promotes critical inquiry among friends who enter into dialogue dedicated to the integration of faith and learning, the hallmark of Augustinian pedagogy.

The Center for Faith and Learning is rooted in the Catholic/Christian intellectual tradition and is a place where transformative, intellectual life is in dialogue with all faith traditions.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Dialogue Luncheons 14-15

SAVE THE DATE:  Tuesday August 26 4:00 till 6:00 p.m. Corr Hall Lounge -- All Faculty Wine and Cheese "Welcome Back" Reception

Witnessing to our Faith Traditions

Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00 till 1:15 p.m. -

  • Q Chung, PhD, Accountancy and Information Systems
  • Maghan Keita, PhD, Global Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Rose O’Driscoll, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Nursing

Wednesday, October 1 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. -

  • Hibba Abugideiri, PhD, History
  • Timothy Brunk, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Mercedes Juliá, PhD, Romance Languages and Literature

Wednesday January 28 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. - Faculty Presenters TBA

Tuesday March 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. - Faculty Presenters TBA

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

Wednesday, October 22 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. - VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY DAY

  • Seri Park, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • William Stehl, Associate Director, Campus Ministry - Center for Peace and Justice Education
  • Nathaniel Weston, PhD, Geography and the Environment

Tuesday November 11 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. -

  • Linda Carman Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, NCC, CNE, ANEF, FAPA, Nursing
  • John Immerwahr, PhD, Philosophy
  • Robert Nydick, PhD, Management

Tuesday February 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. - Faculty Presenters TBA

Wednesday April 15 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. - Faculty Presenters TBA

For detailed information including names of prior faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page.

Faith & Learning Scholars Program

St. Augustine II group (2014-2017) now being formed!

The formation process for the '14-'15 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (freshmen who will then be rising sophomores) is now underway.  Both the Mentor application (deadline 2/14/14) and Scholar application (deadline 3/12/14) are posted on those respective pages on the right hand side.  Please feel free to contact us at the Center for more information or to answer any questions you may have.


For More Information

Beth Hassel, PBVM, D.Min.
Corr Hall, Room 4


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