One of our primary responsibilities to Villanova is to be excellent teachers and mentors to our students. We are proud that our faculty includes two winners of teaching award at Villanova, including 2012’s winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our courses focus on critical thinking, analysis, and writing skills. The best source for information about our teaching comes from our current and former students (view selected testimonials about our courses and programs).
A second priority, and one that supports and enhances our teaching, is active engagement in scholarship. Our faculty members routinely publish on a range of topics, including racial inequality, student discipline, mental health outcomes, social networks and capital, and poverty. Faculty have published in such prestigious journals as Sociology of Education, Crime and Delinquency, Criminology, Social Problems, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and the Journal of Religion and Society, and written books published by presses such as NYU Press, Vanderbilt Press, and Paradigm Publishers (view a more comprehensive list of publications). Faculty research has been funded by sources such as the Fulbright Program, the Ford Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the Rockefeller Foundation. We proudly include amongst our faculty multiple winners of the University Outstanding Research Award.