Each semester, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences sponsors and organizes a series of several presentations by psychological and brain scientists.  These speakers present their research and scholarship in a wide range of areas within the behavioral sciences and neuroscience. Presentations are open to all members of the Villanova Campus Community and the public.

Email the department, with subject header “Colloquium Information," if you are interested in receiving more information about the colloquium series or about a scheduled presentation.


Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Special Colloquium Series Event
PBS Alum Speaker Day

Friday April 5, 2024
East Lounge – Dougherty Hall



A picture of Dr. Page Anderson

11:45 AM Dr. Page Anderson (Villanova M.S. 1993)

  • Talk Title - The Chatbot Will See You Now: Two Decades of Technology in Mental Health Research

  • Associate Professor, Psychology/Neuroscience, Georgia State University
  • Ph.D. - University of Georgia, Clinical Psychology
A picture of Dr. Joshua Hicks

12:50 PM Dr. Joshua Hicks (Villanova M.S. 2003)

  • Talk Title - Unique Pathways to the Experience of Meaning in Life

  • Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Ph.D. - University of Missouri, Personality and Social Psychology


1:55 PM - Break (Light Lunch/Snacks)


A picture of Dr. Eddie Ester

3:00 PM Dr. Eddie Ester (Villanova M.S. 2006)

  • Talk Title - Human Brain Oscillations Link Cognition with Action

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ph.D. - University of Oregon, Psychology
A picture of Dr. Amy Moors

4:05 PM Dr. Amy Moors (Villanova M.S. 2009)

  • Talk Title - Rethinking Romance: Challenging Misconceptions About Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Chapman University
  • Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Psychology and Women’s Studies


5:10 PM Reception


Tolentine Hall 334
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085

Chair: Michael Brown, PhD
Staff: Eileen O'DonnellLouise Carbone


The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences often records their events, making them accessible to the wider community. You can watch these recorded events on YouTube.