Faculty Dialogue Luncheons

The Center for Faith and Learning is an advocate for faculty of all faiths who see teaching as vocation and who are interested in the intersection of their faith traditions with the Catholic, Augustinian identity of Villanova University.

To facilitate dialogue on these topics, to nurture and enlarge our community of like-minded colleagues, the Center for Faith and Learning hosts regular lunch time discussions. Short presentations from faculty help structure our conversations.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Dialogue Luncheons 14-15

Witnessing to our Faith Traditions

Tuesday March 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. - 

  • Greg Bonner, PhD, Marketing
  • Meredith MacKenzie, PhD, Nursing
  • Elsayed Omran, PhD, Global Interdisciplinary Studies

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

Tuesday February 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. - Due to the Snow Day this Event will be rescheduled, tentatively to be moved to Fall 2015. Please check back for the new date.

  • Matthew Liberatore, PhD, Management
  • Sherry Perlmutter Bowen, PhD, Communication
  • Barry Selinsky, PhD, Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development; Chemistry

Wednesday April 15 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. -

  • Olukunle Owolabi, PhD, Political Science
  • Louise Russo, PhD, Biology
  • Charles Zech, PhD, Economics; Center for Church Management and Business Ethics

For detailed information including names of prior faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page.


13-14 Faculty Dialogue Luncheon Presenters

Faculty Presenters 2013-2014

13-14 Faculty Dialogue Luncheon presenters leading the discussion on "Witnessing to our Faith Traditions" (left column) and "Teaching as Vocation" (right column).  Please see the Faculty Contributors page for details.

Concluding Report Available for Lilly Fellows Program Small Grant Awarded to the Center for Faith and Learning for the 13-14 Academic Year

VILLANOVA, Pa. - During the 13-14 academic year The Center for Faith and Learning at Villanova University utilized a $3,000 grant awarded by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Small Grant program to underwrite in part the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons Program.  A Center within the Office for Mission & Ministry, this is the first grant the Center for Faith and Learning received.

Please click link below to view Comprehensive Concluding Report and to see photographs of the year's faculty presenters.

* 140715 Comprehensive Concluding Report - Center for Faith and Learning Faculty Dialogue Luncheons Program, Villanova University.pdf
Concluding Report - Lilly Fellows Program Small Grant for 13-14 Faculty Dialogue Luncheons Program - the Center for Faith and Learning