At the Villanova School of Business (VSB), our world-class faculty create and share knowledge with deep passion and enthusiasm.

As experts in their fields, they produce scholarship that’s not only widely published but highly regarded among industry leaders and policymakers.

What’s more, these scholar-teachers impart knowledge through hands-on learning to prepare students to become leaders who drive positive change in business and elsewhere.



Our faculty engages in research that advances theoretical concepts that also offer real-world application to corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits and the media alike. It’s no wonder why we think of them as Inspiring Minds.


We encourage faculty to engage students in their research as a way to integrate theory with practice. This collaboration, along with our multi-disciplinary approach and liberal arts tradition, ensures that VSB students think holistically and solve problems creatively.



Manuela Priesemuth, PhD, associate professor, Management & Operations, has been named the inaugural VSB Faculty Director for Ethics and Social Responsibility

In this new role, Dr. Priesemuth will work to advance, advocate and track implementation of ethics, social responsibility and sustainability content across curricular and extra-curricular activities. She will collaborate with key stakeholders within VSB, across the university, and among external constituencies to ensure that VSB students are exposed to the range of perspectives related to ethics, social responsibility and sustainability, and are well-versed in ethical decision-making and responsible leadership practice.

Manuela Priesemuth, PhD

Dr. Priesemuth joined VSB in 2016 and her research focuses on understanding workplace aggression, behavioral ethics, organizational justice and creating more ethical work environments. Her work has been published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Harvard Business Review as well as leading media outlets. In 2021 she received Villanova University’s Scholarly Achievement Award and the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Management. She has also served as a member of the VSB Task Force on Ethics, CSR and Servant Leadership.

VSB Recognized for Real Estate Research Productivity

VSB’s Finance & Real Estate Department ranked #16 among US colleges and universities in real estate research productivity in the top three real estate journals (Real Estate EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research). Additionally, Benjamin Scheick, PhD, ’03 VSB, The Hovnanian Family Endowed Chair in Real Estate; Associate Professor, Finance & Real Estate; and Faculty Director, DiLella Center for Real Estate, ranked in the Top 25 for individual research productivity according to the 2021 Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) Rankings. The REAL rankings highlight faculty and university contributions to the field of real estate research from 2017-2021 and this ranking firmly positions VSB as a leader in real estate education.

Ben Scheick, PhD


Villanova School of Business Associate Professor Lucy Chen, PhD on the Beauty of Accounting

Humans of VSB, Lucy Chen

Associate Professor Lucy Chen, PhD points to the global network that VSB is a part of, having run into a fellow Villanovan across the globe in China. In her own field of accounting, Professor Chen believes that the beauty of accounting lies in being able to communicate ideas in a quantitative way, and thereby has the ability to understand business in a number-oriented way. Watch to learn more about Professor Chen, the freshmen match-program and her experience working with students on research projects at VSB.


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Front cover of 2021 Inspiring Minds - 2021: The Power of Faculty-Student Collaboration for Research with Impact


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Our renowned faculty are media savvy professionals and can provide insightful commentary on a multitude of business-related topics both nationally and locally in Philadelphia.

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