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Faculty & Staff

Department Chair


Professor Emeritus

Joseph Betz

Thomas Busch   

John Caputo

John Fielder


John Immerwahr

James McCartney - Associate Professor Emeritus

Lawrence Stepelevich

In Memoriam

Helen Lang, Professor of Philosophy
Professor Helen Lang passed away June 20, 2016. Helen's impact on the Villanova community was enormous. Beloved teacher, mentor, and scholar, she inspired countless students in the love of the classics. Helen served the department as chair from 2002-2005 and was also President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 2009-2010. A Memorial Conference in Helen’s honor will take place on November 7, 2016 at 2:00 in Falvey Library 205.  The conference will be followed by a reception in Dundale Hall at 6 pm.  All are welcome.

Thomas Anthony Losoncy, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Professor Thomas Anthony Losoncy passed away June 12, 2016. Tom began his career teaching philosophy at Villanova University in 1967, retiring in 2005 as associate professor. For 38 years, he was intent that freshmen receive the best possible introduction to philosophic thinking. In this way, he brought his love for the history of philosophy to thousands of students. A memorial tribute to Tom is published on the American Philosophical Association website.


Daniel Regan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy; Academic Support Faculty Athletic Representative
Our friend and colleague, Dan Regan, passed away December 17, 2016.  Dan spent 50 years at Villanova in the Philosophy department.  He was the founding director of the Center for Peace and Justice Studies, a Lindback Award winning teacher, and the first NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.  Dan’s contributions to the University are immense and his contributions to each of us will be carried in our hearts and cherished.  This past year Dan wrote a brief history of our department [History of Philosophy Department - Regan]. A brilliant philosopher with a remarkable memory, Dan was unfailingly kind, generous, and jovial.  He made each of us better people, and I believe we are a better department because he spent his career with us.  We will miss him dearly.