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.




Villanova School of Business Professor Jonathan Doh Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management

Villanova, Pa., May 7, 2021.—Villanova School of Business (VSB) professor Jonathan Doh, PhD, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM)—the largest and most prestigious professional organization of management scholars globally. Election as an AOM Fellow is a permanent designation and honors a select group of scholars who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management and distinguished themselves at the top of their fields. 

Jonathan Doh, PhD


Beth Vallen, PhD Recognized for Research on Consumers and Food Waste

Beth Vallen, PhD, associate professor, Marketing & Business Law, and her co-authors received the 2020 Thomas C. Kinnear Award for an outstanding article, “The Squander Sequence: Understanding Food Waste at Each Stage of the Consumer Decision-Making Process” in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. Dr. Vallen and her team focused on waste that “occurs from consumer behaviors prior to purchase, at the point of purchase, and when consuming and disposing of food.” The research aims to understand the psychological background of consumer-level food waste. Dr. Vallen states that “food waste presents a complex global problem that is driven by parties and institutions across the food marketing system...Understanding why consumers waste food is a critical first step in developing solutions to mitigate waste.”

Beth Vallen, PhD



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In this edition of Inspiring Minds, we profile VSB faculty who are doing top-tier research that speaks to real-world problems.



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