ABOUT THE CENTER
The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest is founded on the belief that historical scholarship and historical perspective are central when examining contemporary global issues.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Lepage Center is to advance our conviction that historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. The Center promotes the importance of historical knowledge and perspectives by organizing diverse events and programs that gather scholars, educators, journalists, policymakers, activists and students to reflect upon the present through the lens of the past.
Committed to training the next generation of historians, the Lepage Center offers Villanova students a range of opportunities to gain first-hand experience with public history, communications and event programming.
The Lepage Center launched in January 2017 and was made possible through the vision and generosity of Albert Lepage ’69 CLAS, a history major at Villanova and retired co-chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc.
Keisha N. Blain, PhD, professor of Africana Studies and History, Brown University
Jarrett Brown, PhD
Kristopher Brown '08 CLAS, EdD, district equity officer, Abington Senior High School
Mark Jacobson, PhD, assistant dean for Washington Programs, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University
Aaron Jones '06 CLAS, PhD, equity, diversity, inclusion and justice curriculum coordinator, American School, Doha, Qatar; affiliate professor, St. Joseph's University
Francoise O. Lepage, PhD, dean emerita, School of Business and International Studies; advisor to the president, Sarlo distinguished professor, Dominican University of California
Brett Loper '95 CLAS, senior vice president, American Express
Aaron Moore '14 CLAS, '15 MA, chief financial officer, Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Inga Saffron, journalist and architecture critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
John F. Smith III, chair, Board of Directors, Global Philadelphia Association
Heather Templeton Dill '04 MA, president, John Templeton Foundation
Jonathan Zimmerman, PhD, professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Albert Lepage '69 CLAS, retired co-chairman, Lepage Bakeries
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University
Marc Gallicchio, PhD, chair, History Department, Villanova University