Meet Our Staff

Blaire Bernstein '18
Student Intern
Provides support for the office and programs

VITAL Faculty Associate

Valentina DeNardis, Ph.D., Director of Classical Studies

VITAL Faculty Advisory Committee Members


  • Verica Gajic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Frank Hampton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Nisha Kondrath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Justinus Satrio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Liberal Arts

  • Gerald Beyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Christa Bialka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education and Counseling
  • Karyn Hollis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English
  • Katina Sawyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Yannik Thiem, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Amy Way, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication


  • Theresa Capriotti, DO MSN CRPN RN, Clinical Associate Professor


  • Jesse Frey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Steven Goldsmith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment
  • Daniel Joyce, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computing Sciences
  • Kevin Minbiole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Alain Phares, Ph.D., Professor, Physics
  • Pending appointment, Biology

Villanova School of Business

  • Aronte Bennett, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marketing and Business Law
  • Cheryl Carleton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Economics and Statistics
  • Pending appointment, Accountancy
  • Nancy Heck, Instructor, Finance
  • Scott Newbert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Management

Our Address

Vasey Hall, Room 106
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.5627
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