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Provost Message - June 22, 2017

A Message From the Provost

Dear Members of the Villanova Community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael P. Moreland, JD, PhD, as University Professor of Law and Religion, effective July 1. The University Professor recognizes select faculty whose scholarly achievements span disciplines and cross traditional college boundaries. Dr. Moreland will also serve as the Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy in the Charles Widger School of Law.

In this new role, Dr. Moreland will promote cross-campus research, programming and collaboration; foster high-visibility academic initiatives at the national and international levels; have the ability to teach across the University; and enhance Villanova’s position as a leader and innovator at the intersection of law, religion and public policy.

Dr. Moreland has been at Villanova Law since 2006. Prior to that time, he served as Associate Director for Domestic Policy at the White House, where he worked on a wide range of legal policy issues, including criminal justice, immigration, civil rights and liability reform. Most recently, Dr. Moreland was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and the Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture from 2015 to 2017.

A renowned scholar of constitutional law, torts, bioethics and religious freedom, Dr. Moreland is frequently sought for commentary at national and international conferences, by the media, and before Congress. He is an accomplished author who has published articles in leading legal, public policy and medical journals. His chapters on law, ethics and religion have been featured in numerous books, including titles published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

Dr. Moreland holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, an MA and PhD in Theological Ethics from Boston College, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

Please join me in congratulating Mike on his new role.

Warm regards,

Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4520
Fax: 610.519.6200

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