About the Provost

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, Provost

As chief academic officer I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in Villanova’s undergraduate, graduate and professional education and in faculty scholarship and research. I know that our faculty and students across all degree levels, share in this vision of pedagogical excellence.

Villanova University is dedicated to creating the highest quality, student-centered undergraduate educational experience, with a focus on teaching, inter-disciplinary collaboration, service, and research. Here, undergraduates work alongside with teacher-scholars and graduate students in pursuit of innovation, enlightenment and scholarship.

Our strong commitment to our Augustinian tradition is evident in all aspects of Villanova’s teaching, scholarship and service. Our guiding principles of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas – truth, unity and love – are interwoven into the Villanova experience. It is an experience that is unique and powerful and our faculty and students continually make a positive impact on society.

Together, we can achieve greatness for each individual and our extended Villanova community.

As chief academic officer, Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD has oversight of the University’s academic enterprise: six colleges and academic areas, including Graduate and Undergraduate Research, Falvey Memorial Library, the Honors Program, Enrollment Management, and Planning and Institutional Research. He has a major role in advancing the University’s vision and strategy, ensuring that Villanova’s greatest priority is academic excellence and the holistic education of its more than 10,000 students.

A widely recognized scholar in entrepreneurship and strategic management, Maggitti has authored numerous publications for premier journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies and the Academy of Management Journal, widely considered the field’s most elite research publication.

Maggitti’s research interests focus on dynamic processes, including strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and market- and non-market-based competition. His research is highly cited by other scholars, and a 2008 article he coauthored was identified by the Academy of Management as among the best papers for thought leadership in the field of entrepreneurship.

Dr. Maggitti previously served as the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business. He has been a faculty member since 2008 is also a professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and the former Carmen and Sharon Danella Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) at the Villanova School of Business.

Prior to academia, Dr. Maggitti spent nearly 15 years in the steel and mining industries, where he founded two successful companies and held a variety of roles, including chief executive officer, director of national sales, and board member. He has also consulted with a variety of international organizations—including several Fortune 500 companies—on many facets of strategy and entrepreneurial thinking.

He received a BS in Chemistry from Saint Joseph’s University; an MBA with high honors from the Johns Hopkins University; and a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Maryland.

Creativity Requires A Culture That Respects Effort And Failure 
Maggitti, P.G. 2013.
Top Management Attention to Innovation: The Role of Search Selection and Intensity in New Product Introductions
Qiang, Li; Maggitti, P.G.; Smith, Ken; Tesluk, Paul; Katila, Riitta 2012.
TMT Potency and Strategic Decision-Making in High
Technology Firms

Maggitti, P.G., Clark, K.D. 2012
Market Watch: Information and Availability Cascades Among The Media And Investors In The U.S. IPO Market
Pollock, T.G., Rindova, V., Maggitti, P.G. 2008.
The Red Queen Effect: Competitive Action and Performance
Derfus, P.J., Maggitti, P.G., Grimm, C.M., Smith, K.G. 2008
Leadership in Hypercrisis: Leading in the Face of a Shaken Culture
Maggitti, P.G., Slay, H., Clark, K.D. 2010.
Administrative and Strategic Advantages of HRIS
Kovachs, K.A., Fagan, P., Maggitti, P.G. 2002.
Top Management Team Confidence
Clark, K.D., Maggitti, P.G. 2011.
Globalization and Corporate Partnering
Doh, J., Clark, K.D., Maggitti, P.G. 2008.
Maggitti, P.G., Smith, K. G. 2005.
Looking Back: Does Acquisition Experience Make or Break Future Deals?
Maggitti, P.G. 2002.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4525
Fax: 610.519.6200

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