Past Contributors

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

April 12, 2016

  • Chiji Akoma, PhD, English
  • Rachel J. Smith, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Gaynor Strickler, PhD, Sociology

February 3, 2016

  • James Emig, PhD, CPA, Accountancy and Information Systems
  • Sally Scholz, PhD, Philosophy
  • Robert G. Traver, Ph.D., P.E., WRE, Civil and Environmental Engineering

November 18, 2015

  • John Durnin, PhD, Education and Counseling
  • Denise Hanes Downey, PhD, Accountancy
  • Bonnie Henderson, PhD, Geography and the Environment

October 6, 2015

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

April 15, 2015

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

November 11, 2014

  • Linda Carman Copel, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, NCC, CNE, ANEF, FAPA, Nursing
  • John Immerwahr, PhD, Philosophy
  • Robert Nydick, PhD, Management


  • Seri Park, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • William Stehl, Associate Director, Campus Ministry - Center for Peace and Justice Education
  • Nathaniel Weston, PhD, Geography and the Environment

April 9, 2014

  • Aronte Bennett, PhD, Marketing and Business Law
  • David Dinehart, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Joseph Orkwiszewski, PhD, Biology; Associate Dean for Baccalaureate Studies

February 25, 2014

  • Amy Fleischer, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Craig Wheeland, PhD, Public Administration; Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
  • Teresa Wojcik, PhD, Education and Counseling

November 12, 2013

  • Theodore Arapis, PhD, Public Administration
  • Shauna MacDonald, PhD, Communications
  • Katina Sawyer, PhD, Psychology

October 9, 2013

  • Rev. Kail C. Ellis, PhD, OSA, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
  • John Y. Gotanda, Dean, Professor of Law

March 20, 2013

  • Mark Doorley, PhD, Ethics
  • Adele Lindenmyer, PhD, History; Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN College of Nursing Professor and Director, PhD Program

November 6, 2012

  • David Barrett, PhD, Political Science
  • Lara Brown, PhD, Political Science
  • Christine Palus, PhD, Public Administration

September 12, 2012

  • Gary Gabriele, PhD, Dean, College of Engineering
  • JeanAnn Linney, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Patrick Maggitti, PhD, Dean, Villanova School of Business

April 17, 2012

  • Fr. Joseph L. Farrell, OSA, Office for Mission & Ministry
  • Terry Nance, PhD, Communications
  • Vito Punzi, PhD, Chemical Engineering

February 6, 2012

  • Fr. Francis Caponi, OSA - Theology and Religious Studies
  • Mary Desmond, PhD, Biology
  • Angela Di Benedetto, PhD, Biology

November 7, 2011

  • Peter Busch, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar
  • Frank Falcone, MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Fr. Joseph Ryan, OSA, History
  • Rebecca Winer, PhD, History

Witnessing to Our Faith Traditions

March 16, 2016

  • Camille Burge, PhD, Political Science
  • Sohail Chaudhry, PhD, Management and Operations
  • Anthony J. Godzieba, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies

January 21, 2016

  • Kevin Hughes, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Michelle M Kelly, PhD, CRNP, Nursing
  • Dorothy Skaf, PhD, Chemical Engineering

November 10, 2015

  • Seth Matthew Fishman, PhD, Education and Counseling
  • Daniel Regan, PhD, Philosophy
  • Carol Weingarten, PhD, Nursing

September 9, 2015

  • Lawrence Cozzens, PhD, Psychology
  • Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, Nursing
  • Alan Pichanick, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar

March 17, 2015

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

January 28, 2015

  • Jennifer Joyce, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar; Center for Peace and Justice Education
  • Lawrence Little, PhD, History
  • Alfonso Ortega, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs; James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering

October 1, 2014

  • Hibba Abugideiri, PhD, History
  • Timothy Brunk, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Mercedes Juliá, PhD, Romance Languages and Literature

September 9, 2014

  • Q Chung, PhD, Accountancy and Information Systems        
  • Maghan Keita, PhD, Global Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Rose O’Driscoll, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Nursing

March 18, 2014

  • C. 'Nat' Nataraj, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lisa Rodrigues, PhD, Geography and the Environment
  • Mark Scott, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program

January 29, 2014

  • Christopher Daly, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program
  • Michael Levitan, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sara Reeder, PhD, Nursing

October 23, 2013

  • Edward Garcia Fierros, PhD, Education and Counseling
  • Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, Nursing
  • Rosalind Wynne, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

September 10, 2013 - World Religions Day

  • Marylu Hill, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar
  • Fr. Joseph Mostardi, OSA, DMin, Campus Ministry
  • Pritpal Singh, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering

March 12, 2013

  • Gustavo Benavides, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Michael L. Capella, PhD, Marketing

February 27, 2013

  • Matthew Kerbel, PhD, Political Science
  • James Klingler, PhD, Management
  •  Kathy Overturf, MS, MA, Associate Director, Campus Ministry

November 14, 2012

  • Michael Posner, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Joanna Rotte, PhD, Theatre

September 18, 2012 - World Religions Day

  • Crystal Lucky, PhD, English
  • Douglas Norton, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Catherine Wilson, PhD, Public Administration

April 16, 2012

  • Gunita Grover, PhD, Finance
  • Emil Ricci, PhD, History
  • Paul Sheldon, PhD, Psychology

February 7, 2012

  • Ruth Anolik, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar
  • David Caudill, JD, Law
  • Jonathan Yates, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies

October 27, 2011

  • Lowell Gustafson, PhD, Political Science
  • Robert Styer, PhD, Mathematics
  • James M. Wilson, PhD, Humanities