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On March 20, the College’s conference, “Church Today: Responding to the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church,” brings scholars of law, theology and philosophy together for a day-long conference to explore issues surrounding the modern Catholic Church today in wake of the sexual abuse crisis. Sponsored by the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy and the Villanova University Department of Philosophy, the conference will feature 29 sessions with subject matter experts and religious leaders.

Dr. Herbers talk is titled, "Helping children and famlies recover from child sexual abuse."

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Brian Anderson, PhD, ’09 MS, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of perception and motor performance. Click here for more information...

Congratulations(!) to three PBS faculty members who earned tenure and/or promotion this year.

  • Dr. Janette Herbers was awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.
  • Dr. Rebecca Brand was awarded promotion to the rank of Full Professor
  • Dr. Anna Drummey was awarded promotion to the rank or Associate Teaching Professor

Congratulations to:

Michael Ryan Henderson, ‘20, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience

Gianna Perez, ‘19, Presidential Scholar, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience (now a PhD student at UPenn, also received NSF GRFP Honorable Mention last year)

Graduate students Brendan Scull, Alexis Strauss & Caitlin Cassidy are presenting their papers at the Society for Personal and Social Psychology in New Orleans, LA.

Joseph Toscano, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, earned one of six $15,000 2019 Capita Foundation Auditory Research grant awards for his work examining the effects of hearing difficulty on speech perception. read more