Rev. Joseph Loya, OSA, PhD
Director, Russian Area Studies
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Ms. Kiersten Ludy
Administrative Assistant II
Office: SAC 105
Russian Area Studies offers an unprecedented wealth of career opportunities. Relations between the Russian and American governments, businesses, professions, non-governmental organizations, and educational and cultural institutions are developing rapidly, and demand for people with language skills and a knowledge of the area is increasing.
With these considerations in mind, the College of Arts and Sciences at Villanova introduced the Russian Area Studies Concentration in 1996: