McNULTY INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP AND TEAM

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Teresa Boyer, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost of Centers and Institutes Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership

Terri Boyer, EdD, ’95 CLAS (she/her/hers)

Assistant Vice Provost of Centers and Institutes
Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
Associate Professor of Education & Counseling

Terri Boyer, EdD, ’95 CLAS was appointed as the founding director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership and an associate professor of Education and Counseling in 2017. An innovative leader in economic and social equity for women, Dr. Boyer previously served as executive director of the Center for Women and Work and as an assistant research professor at Rutgers University.

Dr. Boyer is an accomplished author 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. She is a skilled researcher who has secured substantial federal, state and private grant funds to support critical work on the issues of the advancement of women and gender equity. Known as an outstanding professor, Dr. Boyer has taught classes on working women in America, work-life balance, leadership development, youth and work, and career planning and development.

Dr. Boyer holds a doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Villanova, and she received the Medallion of Excellence from the Department of Education and Counseling the year she graduated.

View Dr. Boyer's media expert profile to see her latest news interviews and media areas of expertise.

Danielle Ross

Danielle Ross, MA (she/her/hers)

Associate Director

Danielle Ross has been with the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership since 2018. Her commitment to social equality and advocating for more inclusive models of leadership have guided her work over the last decade.

Danielle spent four years at Questex Media Group, a global multimedia and event firm in New York City working in client relations, data analytics and event management. Recognizing her passion for working in higher education, Danielle received her Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut where she specialized in facilitating high-impact leadership development initiatives and conducted research around the experience of students of color in campus involvement.

She served as the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership at Drexel University where she received recognition for her work in developing student-centered leadership programs and expanding service learning opportunities on and off campus.

Ingrid Lis

Ingrid Lis '22 CPS (she/her/hers)

Program Coordinator

Ingrid came to Villanova in August of 2018, joining the Office of University Advancement where she worked with Executive Directors for the Villanova Athletic Fund and Family Engagement & Philanthropy. During the pandemic, she volunteered to take on additional administrative responsibilities with the Office of Alumni Relations, and later served as Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate VP for Alumni Relations.

Prior to Villanova, she spent 10 years in nonprofit human services, most recently serving as the Program Coordinator for the Volunteer English Program in West Chester, Pa., and as a Program Manager of Wings for Success, a volunteer-driven women’s workforce prep program. She is energized by the opportunity to promote the personal growth and professional development of women, and in particular members of immigrant and underserved communities.

Ingrid is a native of Nicaragua in Central America and a naturalized U.S. citizen, and she seeks to nurture environments full of opportunities to encounter and appreciate diversity as well as promote equity and inclusion of all viewpoints. Ingrid graduated from Villanova in December 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Service Administration and a minor in Leadership Studies, and has already begun graduate studies in Public Administration.

Lisa Dolling

Lisa M. Dolling, Ph.D.

Academic Fellowship Director

Teaching Professor of Philosophy,
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lisa Dolling has recently joined the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership as the Academic Fellowship Director. She came to Villanova in fall 2021 after a full and rewarding career in both teaching and administration at such institutions as St. John’s University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Manhattanville College, and most recently, Rosemont College, where she served as Provost and Senior Vice President. During her time at St. John’s, Dr. Dolling successfully established and directed the program in Women’s Studies, as well as served as Executive Director of the University Honors Program; while at Stevens Institute, she had the honor of serving as the first woman Dean in the history of the institution. In addition to work in the fields of women philosophers and feminism, Dr. Dolling’s areas of research include philosophy of science (with specialization in the philosophy of quantum theory), aesthetics, and the history of the liberal arts. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Manhattanville College, a certificate of completion from the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Leuven, Belgium, an M.A. from Fordham University, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, all in philosophy.

Maryalice Morro

Maryalice Morro, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (she/her/hers)

Women’s Leadership Development Certificate Program Coordinator

Maryalice is the Program Coordinator for the Anne W. McNulty Institute’s Women’s Leadership Development Certificate Program and led the multi-disciplinary team in creating this program. She spent 35 years in government, with 29 years on active duty in the United States Navy, serving around the world in support of peacetime, humanitarian and wartime missions.

Maryalice holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Villanova University, MSN from the Catholic University of America, MS from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and BSN from Villanova University. She is Board Certified by AACN as a Nurse Executive–Advanced.

She is adjunct faculty for The Citadel’s undergraduate nursing program, and several of Villanova University’s certificate programs. Maryalice serves on the Villanova Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Board of Consultors, Anne W. McNulty Advisory Board and Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services Board of Directors.

Meagan Clancy  '27 CLAS
Office Assistant

Kathleen Fitzpatrick '27 COE
Office Assistant

Andrea Perez  '27 CLAS
Office Assistant

 

Jessica Esch '27 CLAS
Student Marketing Coordinator

Moira Horan '24 CLAS
Student Marketing Coordinator

Marisa Weber '24 CLAS
Student Marketing Coordinator

2024

Denise Burgher
ABD, English, University of Delaware; African American Public Humanities Initiative and Colored Conventions Project Fellow

Brigitte Fielder
Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke University Press, 2020)

Jean Lutes
Luckow Family Endowed Chair of English Literature, Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows

Trinity Rogers ’24 CLAS

 

2023

Denise Burgher
ABD, English, University of Delaware; African American Public Humanities Initiative and Colored Conventions Project Fellow

Brigitte Fielder
Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke University Press, 2020)

Jean Lutes
Luckow Family Endowed Chair of English Literature, Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows

Janine Hazlewood ’26 CLAS
Trinity Rogers ’24 CLAS
Cynthia Choo's ’23 CLAS
Arianna Ogando ’23 CLAS

2022

Denise Burgher
ABD, English, University of Delaware; African American Public Humanities Initiative and Colored Conventions Project Fellow

Brigitte Fielder
Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke University Press, 2020)

Jean Lutes
Luckow Family Endowed Chair of English Literature, Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows
Kashae Garland ’22 CLAS
Cynthia Choo's '23 CLAS
Trinity Rogers ’24 CLAS

 

2021

Nadia E. Brown, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana American Studies
Purdue University

Camille D. Burge, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Villanova University

 

Student Affiliate Fellows
Danielle Burns '21 MA
Gia Beaton '20 CLAS

 

 

Marisa Weber '24 CLAS
Editor  

 

 

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Advisory Council offers leadership and guidance, working closely with the Institute Director to support the Institute's success.

The Advisory Council offers leadership and guidance, working closely with the Institute Director to support the Institute's success.

Joanna M. Bennett, JD ’92 CLAS
Retired NASDAQ Attorney, Community Activist

Erin Bigley, CFA ’96 COE
Senior Vice President
AllianceBernstein (AB)

Kerry Bruggemann, ’06 COE
Managing Principal
Michaud Cooley Erickson

Gina Bruzzichesi, 93 CLAS
Chief Operating Officer
Kindbody

Coleen Burke-Finney, ’90 COE
Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management
Licensing, Protection & Enforcement
The Boeing Company

Kristina Campmany, '07 VSB
Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income
Invesco

Ann Conry, ’86 VSB
Managing Director
Amherst Pierpont Securities  

Susan Cote, '19 Parent
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young  

Neeti Dewan, '13 VSB
Transaction Tax Compliance
Ryan, LLC

Debra Fickler, JD, '18 Parent
Retired, General Counsel
Villanova University

Amy S. Fleischer, PhD, '91, '96 COE
Dean, College of Engineering
California Polytechnic State University  

Stacie Frank, ’97 VSB
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association

Janet Garrity, ’87 MBA
Retired - Vice President Financing and Cash Operations
Verizon Communications

Jennifer Giacobbe, '94 CLAS
Founder and President
ReSight Inc.

Meaghan Hildreth, '08 COE
Senior Director Sales Strategy & Planning
JDE USA - Parent company is JDE Peets out of Amsterdam

Alexandra Idol, '09 VSB
Partner, Rosehill Investors
President, Idol Family Foundation

Robin Lorenzini, '22 Parent
Owner, Robin Lorenzini Photography
Co-Founder, DTech Seattle

Mairaed McCarthy, '06 VSB
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Anne Welsh McNulty, '75 CLAS
Co-founder and Managing Partner, JBK Partners
President, McNulty Foundation

Maryalice Morro, ’83 FCN
Independent Consultant, Maryalice Morro, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, The Citadel Swain Department of Nursing

Ericka Plater, Friend of Villanova
CEO of GroundWell Collective
Senior Director of the Moriah Group

Liliana Stoneback, '91 CLAS
Homemaker

Gemma Toner, '85 VSB
Founder and CEO
Tone Networks

Teresa Waldron, '89 CLAS
Former Private Wealth Manager
Morgan Stanley

Royce Warrick, '85 CWSL
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Solenis

Emily Grimes Wood, ’99 VSB
Principal and Vice President - Wealth Management
Grimes and Company  

 

Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
Tolentine Hall, Suite 203
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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