VISIBLE Team

The Villanova ADVANCE office is known as the VISIBLE program--Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders. Part of the Office of the Provost, this office partners with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership to form a cohesive team to advance intersectional gender equity.

Meet the Team

Amanda Grannas, PhD

Amanda Grannas, PhD
Principal Investigator

Associate Vice Provost for Research
Professor of Chemistry
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Dr. Grannas is an active researcher in the field of environmental chemistry. An internationally-renowned expert in snow chemistry, she has led field research at several different sites in the Arctic, aimed at better understanding surface-atmosphere connections and links to climate change. Dr. Grannas has overall administrative and reporting responsibility for VISIBLE and supervises the Project Director.

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Narda Quigley, PhD

Narda Quigley, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Chair, Management & Operations
Professor of Management
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Dr. Quigley is an expert in team dynamics, diversity, organizational culture, leadership and workplace discrimination whose research has been published by leading journals. Dr. Quigley is leading the research activities associated with VISIBLE, including a social science research project investigating whether specific training approaches can lessen a leader’s subconscious biases.

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Noelle Comolli, PhD Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

Noelle Comolli, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Chair, Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
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Dr. Comolli directs the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Laboratory, housed within the College of Engineering, where she researches the development of nanoparticles for drug delivery. Dr. Comolli is the College of Engineering representative on the VISIBLE team. Her work focuses on driving forward the Change Management and Hiring, Assessment and Promotion initiatives. 

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Terry Nance, PhD

Terry Nance, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor of Communication
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Dr. Nance is a national leader in interpersonal communication and multicultural affairs in higher education. Her research has investigated the perceptions and stages of interracial relationship development, diversity and inclusion, and intergroup dialogue. As part of VISIBLE, Dr. Nance oversees diversity and inclusion training for all faculty and administrators, as well as the expansion of the Intergroup Relations program.

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Seth Fishman, PhD

Seth Matthew Fishman, PhD
Internal Evaluator

Director of Curriculum and Academic Outcomes, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Assistant Professor of Education and Counseling
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Dr. Fishman teaches graduate social science courses in Counseling Research and Evaluation, and Educational Research Methods. He directs the assessment outcomes process for more than 20 academic departments and assists with their program evaluation and accreditation reviews. In his role as Internal Evaluator, Dr. Fishman is collecting data and advising the leadership team on how to support the ongoing goals of the initiative. 

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Teresa Boyer, EdD

Teresa Boyer, EdD
Research Team Member

Director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
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Dr. Boyer is an innovative leader in economic and social equity for women who has published widely on educational and workforce equity, institutional reform for equity, women’s education and leadership, the effectiveness of equity programs and assessment and teacher training. A skilled researcher, Dr. Boyer’s work focuses on the issues of the advancement of women and gender equity.

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