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Awards and Honors

Each year several awards are given to faculty members who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the University:

The Outstanding Faculty Research Award

The Outstanding Faculty Research Award is presented to a member of the faculty who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field. read more

The Pohlhaus-Stracciolini Award for Teaching Excellence

The Pohlhaus-Stracciolini Award for Teaching Excellence is presented to an adjunct faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to the life of the mind and to the well-being of students through teaching that is intellectually stimulating, challenging, and accessible, with efforts extending beyond the classroom. read more

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching Award is presented to a full-time faculty member who has excelled at mentoring students, especially in scholarly research, at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. read more

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching is presented to a faculty member who excels in undergraduate teaching. read more

Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to a faculty member who has been in a full time position for less than seven years and has developed extraordinarily effective teaching approaches. read more

Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching

The Faculty Award for Innovative Teaching is given annually to a full-time professor whose courses employ creative techniques to enhance student learning and growth. read more

Lafferty Award

The Lafferty award recognizes faculty members who have made a distinctive and lasting contribution to enhancing the quality of the student experience by engaging with students in significant ways outs idea traditional teaching or research relationship and beyond their formal advising duties. read more

University Mid-Career Service Award

The University Mid-Career Service Award recognizes faculty members would have made extraordinary contributions to the welfare and functioning of their departments, colleges,the University, and their profession. Such service must have exceeded the normal requirements of the candidate’s position, and must have been minimally compensated. read more

The Lawrence C. Gallen, OSA, Faculty Service Award

The Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A. Faculty Service Award is presented to an individual member of the Villanova University faculty who has, over many years, contributed outstanding service to the Villanova University community. read more

The Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award

The Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence Awards were created and endowed in 2009 by Patrick Meyer '74 VSB in honor of the Meyer family (Patrick '74, Edward '86, and C. Paul '30) to recognize a spirit of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship that enhances Villanova University.

The University Scholarly Achievement Award

The University Scholarly Achievement Award will recognize excellence on the part of faculty for published research, scholarship, and/or creative expression. The awards will be given for accomplishments in the preceding three academic years.

The University Mid-Career Scholar Award

The University Mid-Career Scholar Award will recognize a growing body of scholarship or creative achievement made by a mid-career faculty member.

Faculty Members Awarded Tenure with Promotion to Associate Professor

Department

Dr. Sutirtha Bagchi

Economics

Dr. Michael Patrick Curran

Economics

Dr. Mary Mullen

English

Dr. Joseph Toscano

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dr. Etienne Achille

Romance Language and Literature

Dr. Chelsea Phillips

Theatre

Associate Professor Awarded Tenure

Department

Dr. Samer Abboud 

Global and Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty Member Awarded Promotion to Associate

Department

Dr. Michelle Casario

Economics

Faculty Members Awarded Promotion to Professor

Department

Dr. Jared Paul

Chemistry

Dr. Deanna Zubris

Chemistry

Dr. Krista Malott

Education and Counseling

Dr. Alice Dailey

English

Dr. Crystal Lucky

English

Dr. Matthew Sarkees

Marketing and Business Law

Dr. Beth Vallen

Marketing and Business Law

Dr. Garrett Clayton

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Qianhong Wu

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ruth McDermott-Levy

Nursing

Dr. Melissa O'Conner

Nursing

Dr. Christopher Barnett

Theology and Religious Studies

Dr. Gerald Beyer

Theology and Religious Studies

Faculty Members Awarded Promotion to Professor Emeritus

 Department

Dr. Anthony Godzieba

Theology and Religious Studies

Dr. Anany Levitin

Computing Sciences

Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko

Nursing

Dr. John Doody

Philosophy

Dr. Walter Brogan

Philosophy

Dr. Catherine Kerrison

History

Dr. Colleen Sheehan

Political Science

CNT Faculty Awarded Promotion

Promoted To 

Department

Mr. Charles Davidson

Associate Professor of Practice

Finance & Real Estate

Dr. Steven McGuire

Associate Teaching Professor

Augustine and Culture Seminar 

Dr. John Schmidt

Associate Teaching Professor

Biology

Dr. Michael Heinrich

Associate Teaching Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Stephanie Katz Linkmeyer

Associate Teaching Professor

Chemistry

Dr. Bonnie Henderson

Associate Teaching Professor

Geography and the Environment

Dr. Kathleen Acker

Associate Teaching Professor

Mathematics & Statistics 

Dr. Elizabeth-Jane McGuire

Associate Teaching Professor

Augustine and Culture Seminar 

Dr. Jill Gonzalez

Associate Teaching Professor

Romance Languages and Literatures 

Dr. Cristina Percoco

Associate Teaching Professor

Romance Languages and Literatures 

Dr. Ed Hastings

Associate Teaching Professor

Theology and Religious Studies

Mrs. Ann Scheve

Senior Clinical Instructor

Nursing

Mr. Dominic Canzanese

Senior Instructor

Mathematics & Statistics 

Ms. Chelsea Romito

Senior Instructor

Mathematics & Statistics 

Mrs. Ebony Gilley

Senior Instructor

Mathematics & Statistics 

Mr. Francois Massonnat

Senior Instructor

Romance Languages and Literatures 

Dr. Gerard Brandon

Teaching Professor

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dr. Peter Staffeld

Teaching Professor

Chemical Engineering

In addition to annual awards, Villanova recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service through the Endowed Chairs Program. In honoring a faculty member with an endowed chair, we in effect charge them to be premier scholars, academic leaders, and models for other faculty. As they fulfill their obligations as chair holders, they produce value -- in the classroom, in the laboratory, in public venues, and, among their colleagues in their departments and colleges. Additional criteria for appointment include compatibility with the particular academic specifications established by the donor of the chair or professorship and compatibility with and ability to contribute to the University's Catholic and Augustinian values and mission.

Endowed Deanship Name
Current Dean
Connelly Endowed Deanship Dr. Donna Sullivan Havens, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
The Helen and William O'Toole Endowed Deanship Dr. Joyce E. A. Russell, School of Business
The Drosdick Endowed Deanship

Dr. Michele Marcolongo, Dean of Engineering

 
Endowed Chair Name Current Chairholder
The Augustinian Endowed Chair in the Thought of St. Augustine Dr. James R. Wetzel
Philosophy Department
Heimbold Endowed Chair in Irish Studies 
Mr. Maurice Fitzpatrick
Center for Irish Studies
James R. Birle Endowed Chair in Energy Technology, inaugurated 8/22/2005
Dr. Alfonso Ortega, Mechanical Engineering Department 
Edward A. Daylor Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering
inaugurated 12/14/94
Dr. Bridget Wadzuk
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Robert M. Birmingham Endowed Chair in Humanities
inaugurated 9/17/98
Dr. Judith Giesberg
History Department
Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Christian Theology
inaugurated 12/2/92
Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF
Theology & Religious Studies Department
David R. Cook Endowed Chair of Philosophy, inaugurated 3/30/93 Dr. William Desmond
Philosophy Department
John F. Connelly Endowed Chair in Management, inaugurated 10/15/98 Dr. Matthew Liberatore
Management and Operations Department
The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance, inaugurated 12/7/10 Dr. Michael S. Pagano, Finance Department
The Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics, inaugurated June 2013 Dr. Dennis Wykoff
Biology Department
Nance K. Dicciani PhD ’69 Endowed Professor in Chemical Engineering, inaugurated 8/20/2019   Dr. Jacob Elmer, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication, Fall 2019 Dr. Raka Shome
Communication Department
Thomas G. Labrecque Endowed Chair in Business, inaugurated 11/11/99 Dr. Stephen Andriole
Management and Operations Department
Gerald M. Lemole, M.D., Endowed Chair in Integrated Biology
effective 8/22/08
Dr. Aaron Bauer
Biology Department
Luckow Family Endowed Chair in English
inaugurated 11/2/11
Dr. Lisa Sewell
English Department
Moritz Endowed Chair in Systems Engineering
inaugurated 10/5/06
Dr. C. Nataraj
Mechanical Engineering
Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research
inaugurated 8/2013
Dr. Helene Moriarty
Nursing
Richard J. and Barbara Naclerio Endowed Chair in Business
inaugurated 11/2006
Dr. Jeremy Kees, Marketing & Business Law
Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business
inaugurated 4/2007
Dr. Jonathan Doh,
Management and Operations
The Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Chair and Director of Honors Program inaugurated 5/2012 Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland, Theology

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