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IGR Facilitators

Trained faculty and staff from throughout the University serve as IGR Facilitators.

These trained co-facilitators work together to create a comfortable and open classroom environment, channel students towards working together across difference, monitor the dynamics of the group and move through the various phases of dialogue

Selected through a rigorous application process and thoroughly trained and evaluated, IGR facilitators must have:

  • A deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations of students
  • Experience teaching about or facilitating diversity related topics

The following individuals are currently active among the facilitator rotation.


Abugideiri, Hibba PhD

Associate Professor of History

Email; 610-519-4683             


Alexander, Celina MBA

Associate Director, Office of Intercultural Affairs

Email; 610-519-7220


Anthony, Carol MA

Associate Director, Center for Peace and Justice Education

Email; 610-519-7919    


Benincasa, Chelsea BA

Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowship

Email; 610-519-5935


Bialka, Christa  EdD

Associate Professor, Department of Education and Counseling

Email; 610-519-4733


Bowen, Sheryl PhD

Faculty Director, IGR

Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Email;  610-519-7919  


Bradley, Patricia PhD

Associate Professor, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Email; 610-519-4920


Citera, Joseph MA

Associate Director for Campus Programs, Office of Student Involvement

Email; 610-519-5376


Delboy Zenteno, Alexandra BS

Graduate Assistant, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



Edwards, John PhD

Director, Center for Pastoral Ministry Education

Email; 610-519-3507


Fierros, Edward PhD

Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, CLAS

Associate Professor, Education and Counseling

Email; 610-519-7426    


Gadson, Danielle PhD

Assistant Professor, 

Department of Public Administration

Email; 610-519-8905


Keefer, Nicholynn MA

Associate Bursar

Email; 610-519-7372


Malott, Krista PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Education and Counseling

Email; 610-519-4642  


McCabe, Brian MS

Associate Director, Outreach and Student Formation, Campus Ministry

Email; 610-519-4086  


Nance, Terry PhD

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Chief Diversity Officer

Email; 610-519-4077 


Robbins, Ariella MS

Associate Director of Education & Training, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Email; 610-519-6367


Scheiner, Sydney

Coordinator, Conduct and Community Engagement

Office of the Dean of Students

Email; 610-519-4200


Sheetz, Julia PhD

Associate Director, Ecumenical and Interfaith Outreach, Campus Ministry 

Email; 610-519-4085     


Sheridan, Stephen MPA

Director, Accountability, Accreditation and Assessment Services,

Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Email; 610-519-7582 


Smith, Shalyssa

East Area Coordinator, Office of Residence Life

Email; 610-519-7113


Williams, Amber MA

Main Area Coordinator, Office of Residence Life

Email; 610-519-7138

The following individuals have participated in some recent training for IGR facilitation but are not currently in the facilitator rotation. 


Bauer, Gabriele PhD

Director, Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning

Email; 610-519-5628


Baum, Heather JD

Professor of Law, Director of the Joint JD/MPA Program

Charles Widger School of Law

Email; 610-519-3003


Hastings, Edward PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies



Iannucci, Alex EdD

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Email; 610-519-5720


Pilipchuk, Miranda

PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy



Pollack-Johnson, Bruce PhD

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Email; (610) 519-6926


Subik, Nicole MS Ed

Director, Learning Support Services