The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is a yearly visiting position during the fall semester. Previous scholars holding the position are Dr. Raka Shome, Dr. Yves Winkin, Dr. Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Dr. Raymie McKerrow, Dr. Lance Strate, and Dr. Bruce Henderson.
The Harron family has been associated with the field of communication since the turn of the twenty-first century. Through the endowment of scholarships for students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need and support of the University’s highly regarded One Book Villanova program, the Harron family has also been a leader in philanthropic efforts at Villanova University. The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication honors the Harron family's accomplishments in the field of communication, their philanthropic legacy, and the Department's commitment to excellence in communication education, scholarship, and practice.