Faculty Dialogue Luncheons

The Center for Faith and Learning is an advocate for faculty of all faiths who see teaching as vocation and who are interested in the intersection of their faith traditions with the Catholic, Augustinian identity of Villanova University.

To facilitate dialogue on these topics, to nurture and enlarge our community of like-minded colleagues, the Center for Faith and Learning hosts regular lunch time discussions. Short presentations from faculty help structure our conversations.

Exploring Teaching as Vocation:

  Wednesday, November 15: 11:30am - 12:45pm  (light lunch will be served)


  • Valerie Joyce (CLAS - Theatre)
  • Dennis Wykoff (CLAS - Biology) and
  • Masako Hamada (CLAS - Global Interdisciplinary Studies)

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

  Thursday, January 25, 2018: 12-1:15pm (light lunch will be served)


  • Theresa Capriotti (CLAS - Nursing)
  • Edward L. Fitzpatrick (CLAS - Astronomy & Astrophysics)
  • Amy. K. Way (CLAS - Organizational Communication) 

Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions:

  Wednesday, February 7, 2018: 11:30am-12:45pm  (light lunch will be served)


  • Bette Mariani (CLAS - Nursing)
  • Kerry PC San Chirico (CLAS - Theology  & Religious Studies)
  • Christa Bialka (CLAS - Education & Counseling)

To view list of past faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page, which lists all presenters since the program's inception in 2011.


Recommendations for Faculty Dialogue presenters welcome

If a faculty member would like to recommend a colleague or self to be invited to be a presenter at a 2018-2019 Faculty Dialogue Luncheon, suggestions are welcome.  One may present on the topic of "Exploring Teaching as Vocation" or "Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions". The list below includes all prior presenters alpha by first name for information.  Please email Dr. Beth Hassel at beth.hassel@villanova.edu with your recommendations.

* 170509 both topics all presenters through S17.xlsx.pdf
Faculty Dialogue Luncheon presenters (#127) from Fall 2011 through Spring 2017, alpha by first name