FACULTY & RESEARCH
ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE WITH IMPACT
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.
INNOVATIVE, RELEVANT RESEARCH
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.
FACULTY-STUDENT RESEARCH COLLABORATION
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.
Three VSB Faculty Members Rank in Stanford University’s Database of Top Scientists in the World
VSB is pleased to announce that three of its world-renowned faculty members have been ranked in Stanford University’s new author database. After recognizing that there was great interest in standardized citation metrics across all scientists and scientific disciplines, Stanford created an updated science-wide database of more than 159,000 top scientists in the world.
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.”