Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are nationally and internationally recognized scholars whose books, articles and scientific papers are published in the leading scholarly outlets of their disciplines. Passionate about their research, they are equally dedicated to teaching, where they ignite others with their love of knowledge in their classrooms and laboratories. Students find them to be inspiring and encouraging mentors who take the time to get to know them as whole persons. Guiding students in their quest to find their own passion, our faculty challenge them to create lifelong pathways of purpose.  Many Villanova faculty are widely recognized as masters in their fields and are regularly consulted as faculty experts.