Research and Scholarship

The McNulty Institute seeks to build a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment to engage faculty and students in scholarship related to women’s leadership and the broader field of Gender and Women’s Studies, which will lead to transformative thinking and inform policy change.

Research initiatives in development for 2019:

Idol Summer Fellows Program

Mission: The McNulty Institute Idol Summer Fellows Program fosters interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration through an immersive residency program targeted at addressing the most pressing issues and challenges related to gender equity. Fellows engage across disciplines to enhance their individual and collective scholarly work and explore cross-disciplinary approaches. The Idol Fellows Community is built upon this foundation, with opportunities for
collaboration, development, and dissemination of research.

Vision: To build the body of scholarship that drives advancement of gender equity.

A Committee of Villanova faculty representing all six colleges, met in summer of 2019 to set the foundation for this new program, generously endowed by the Idol Family Foundation. This committee includes; Camille Burge, Assistant Professor (CLAS); Travis Foster, Assistant Professor (CLAS); Sunny Hallowell, Assistant Professor (FCN); Jennifer O'Hare, Professor of Law (VSL); Narda Quigley, Professor of Management (VSB);  Quinetta Roberson, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership and Professor of Management (VSB); Bridget Wadzuk, Professor (COE).

The group is currently finalizing the structure and call for proposals with a goal to offer the inaugural cohort in Summer of 2020. Look for more information on this developing program in the Fall Semester.

Gender, Work, and Family Scholars Community

Gender, Work, and Family Scholars: this cross-disciplinary Community of Scholars on the topic of gender, work, and family was formed in Spring of 2019. Open to all Villanova Scholars, members meet quarterly, and share their scholarly profiles, relevant syllabi, and opportunities for funding and collaborative research. Click here to view the community of scholars.