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MPA Faculty Spotlight: Catherine Wilson, PhD

“The thing that I enjoy the most is seeing the journey so many students take, and following that journey throughout the course of their lives.” - Dr. Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson, PhD, Public Administration Department Chair

VILLANOVA, Pa. – The path Catherine Wilson, PhD, took to her position as chair of Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration winds through philosophy, Latin America and faith-based organizations. Her research interests include immigration, nonprofit management and cultural competency, and she is driven by her desire to guide students as they nurture and develop their own commitments to public service. Read more about Dr. Wilson and her academic and professional journey.

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.