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Nicole Subik, M.S. Ed.

Director of Learning Support Services

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Emily Harris, M.Ed.

Associate Director

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Patrice Soares, M.S.

Learning Specialist

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Jackie Limongelli, M.A.

Academic Coach

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Holly Stupak

Exam Proctoring Coordinator

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Paul Cortopassi

Learning Specialist

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Emma Groth

Graduate Assistant

Michelle Okon

Administrative Assistant

Nancy Mott, Ed.D., Founding Director of Learning Support Services

Nancy Mott, Ed. D., served as the Director of Learning Support Services and was a valued member of the Villanova community for more than 20 years. During her tenure she helped hundreds of students achieve academic success and mentored dozens of students and young professionals. After several years serving as the only member of the department, she grew Learning Support Services and its mission to what it is today. 

Known for cultivating positive relationships with faulty members, Dr. Mott was the creator of the “Bridge Builder Award.” After soliciting nominations from students with disabilities, faculty were awarded in recognition of their partnership and efforts to support students with academic accommodations. Along with an award, each certificate included a framed copy of Will Allen Dromgoole’s poem, The Bridge Builder.

During her time as Director, Dr. Mott was recognized and rewarded for her leadership. She was awarded the Above and Beyond Award in 2007, which recognizes individuals at Villanova who go above and beyond the routine call of duty. Then, in 2010 she received the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual staff member for consistent excellence, exceptional performance and service to the Villanova community. Dr Mott is a member of Villanova’s chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Society, a national honor society for adult students in higher education.

When Dr. Mott started at Villanova in 1999, she ran the LSS office out of Geraghty Hall, eventually moving into Kennedy and then Vasey Hall, and finally settling into what is now the Learning Commons in Falvey Library. Under her leadership, the department increased its staff over the years by employing three more Learning Specialists, an Administrative Assistant, and an Exam Coordinator who now serve over 500 students with disabilities each year as well as many others through academic coaching and study skills workshops.

Admired and respected by faculty and students alike, Dr. Mott embraced the Augustinian traditions of Villanova and exhibited those traditions in her words and deeds. She retired in May 2020.

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Office of Learning Support Services


Learning Commons in                      Falvey Library, Suite 212


800 Lancaster Avenue                      Villanova, PA 19085






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Student Testimonials

“I can honestly say that the support I received from LSS was key to my success as a student at Villanova and today as an ongoing student of life.”

~ UG Alum, Class of 2021, Mathematics

"LSS has constructively impacted my experience as a learning-disabled student at Villanova. [They] empowered me with the courage to advocate for myself and relinquish some of my pathological anxiety." 

~ UG Alum, Class of 2022 & MA Alum, Class of 2023, Communications

“Working closely with Villanova LSS starting the first week of my freshman year really changed the trajectory of my academic career.”

~ UG Alum, Class of 2022, Psychology

"During my time at Villanova, LSS was the most helpful academic resource available. The LSS team is extremely friendly and are always there to make sure you achieve your academic goals!" 

~ UG Alum, Class of 2023, Mechanical Engineering