Office of Research and Graduate Programs (ORGP)

The ORGP will oversee Villanova’s internally and externally funded research activities, the Office of Research Administration (formerly known as the Office for Research and Sponsored Projects), the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and coordination of campus wide graduate programs.

The role of ORGP is to lead Villanova’s efforts to enhance research initiatives and foster excellence in research and scholarship by the following: developing opportunities for research internally across the University and externally with collaborating institutions and agencies, creating new structures and resources for facilitating faculty research, increasing the awareness and importance of research within the University, and expanding the role of research in the undergraduate experience at Villanova and providing oversight and coordination to graduate programs across campus.

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The goal of the Office of Research and Graduate Programs is to develop a culture of excellence in graduate and professional education and in faculty scholarship and research. more.

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University Awards

In recognition of the central importance of scholarship to Villanova’s academic excellence, the University annually presents the Outstanding Faculty Research Award to a member of the faculty who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in their research, scholarship, and contributions to their field. more.

  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award
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Graduate Programs

Villanova has an impressive variety of graduate programs, in both full and part-time.  In an economy where the strongest job growth is occurring at the top of the market, a graduate degree is a valuable asset. more.

Contact Us

Office of the Provost
Tolentine Hall, Room 103
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085


Dr. Randy Weinstein
Associate VP for Teaching and Learning
Phone: 610-519-4954

Dr. Amanda Grannas
Associate VP for Research
Phone: 610-519-4881

Kristy Irwin
Executive Director of Online Programs
Phone: (610) 519-6288

Dr. R. Kelman Wieder
Assistant Vice Provost for Research
Phone:  610-519-4856

Mary Lou Glenn
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 610-519-5858

Research Administration Staff

Undergraduate Research Staff