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.

Shelley Hickey, MSN, BN, RN, Nursing and John Paul Spiro, MA, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program shared at January 26, 2017 "Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions"

Upcoming Events

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

February 15, 2017, from 11:30 till 12:45 p.m.

  • Vikram K. Iyengar, PhD, Biology
  • Mary T. Kelly, PhD, Economics
  • Klaus E. Volpert, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics

April 20, 2017, from 12:00 till 1:15 p.m.

  • Bruce Pollack-Johnson, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Bing-Bing Qi, PhD, RN, Nursing
  • Virginia Smith, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions

March 22, 2017, from 11:30 till 12:45 p.m.

  • Elizabeth-Jane McGuire, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar
  • Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Nursing
  • Chris Schmidt, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, Education and Counseling

All events are held in Corr Hall Lounge.

We look forward to seeing you!


For detailed information including names of prior faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page, which lists all presenters since the program's inception in 2011.

Please also see the photo albums for each academic year beginning with 2013-2014 when the Center for Faith and Learning was awarded the Lilly Fellows Program Small Grant.