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Teaching and research go hand in hand at the Villanova School of Business

Centers of Excellence

Villanova School of Business (VSB) faculty are leaders in global business education who develop and refine their ideas through meaningful interactions with their students and colleagues. It is this collegiality which helps make VSB one of the best business schools in the nation.

Center for Global Leadership

Faculty members routinely partner with local, national, and international businesses to test, refine, and implement new ideas. They capitalize on extensive experience in the corporate world to develop course content that addresses the conditions and challenges of today’s business environment while also anticipating tomorrow’s business needs. Knowledge gained through research, classroom experiences, and the business world continually impact and enrich VSB’s undergraduate and graduate experiences as well as our executive education programs.

Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research Center for the Study of Church Management Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Center (ICE Center)

VSB’s commitment to research and academic rigor is evident through the school’s five Centers of Excellence. These initiatives are designed to focus attention on critical business issues and to leverage the expertise of VSB faculty in a cross-disciplinary way. They support faculty research, teaching excellence, curriculum development, and the intersection of research and business practice. Each of VSB’s five centers makes a significant contribution to VSB curricula.

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VSB faculty members are widely recognized for excellence in both teaching and research. Over 90 percent of faculty members hold the highest degree in their respective discipline. Ours is a multidimensional faculty that holds a wealth of real-world experience from careers in finance, banking, sales, management, marketing, accounting, consulting, and other fields.

A Community of Scholars Every member of Villanova’s close-knit community is committed to business education—not just to provide formal business training but also to prepare students to be contributing members of society. The best and brightest minds in business come to VSB to be part of its supportive and collaborative environment. The balance of teaching and research coupled with the ability to make a significant impact in the success of the school makes for an ideal teaching environment. Our community is caring and cohesive, but also demands the highest levels of performance. There is an ongoing dialogue among scholars about how best to provide an education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the fast-paced and complex world of business. Rooted in the Augustinian foundation of truth, community, caring, and leadership through service, VSB emphasizes small classes, strong facultystudent relationships, and ethical and social responsibility.

An Innovative Approach to Teaching VSB’s undergraduate curriculum, completely redesigned in 2008, provides students with the wide variety of knowledge and experiences they need to be prepared for today’s business climate. Our rigorous, highly–integrated and largely team-taught curriculum provides our 2

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students with a deep understanding of how the business world intersects with the global community. Unique to the curriculum is the integration of disciplines that traditionally were separated, including finance and financial accounting, operations management and managerial accounting, and management and marketing. VSB offers a suite of graduate and executive programs designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of today’s demanding business environment. Our newly redesigned MBA curriculum takes a multidisciplinary approach, ensuring that working professionals are able to develop their functional skills while also understanding the strategic importance of cross-functional thinking and the implications and impact of decision making across an organization.

The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate The center was established to provide academic and professional development opportunities to Villanova students. Student interest sparked the creation of the center and generated enthusiastic support from alumni, faculty, and donors. The center supports faculty research and teaching, ensuring relevance in the curriculum through the incorporation of site visits, an experiential learning development project, and the perspectives of industry experts. A real estate minor is offered for undergraduate students and MBA students can take advantage of real estate coursework during their program.


“Our new faculty are top researchers who also have demonstrated leadership in the classroom. We’re delighted to have them on board, and know they will enrich the educational experience of all VSB students.” JAMES M. DANKO The Helen and William O‘Toole Dean Villanova School of Business


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Aronté Bennett Assistant Professor, Marketing

Research is sparked by intellectual curiosity and enriched by interactions with other scholars and business leaders around the globe. In addition

Doing Better By Doing Good

to working with colleagues in their

The Augustinian mission of Villanova University—which centers on the values of truth, unity, and love merged with the guiding principle of leading through service—aligns perfectly with Aronté Bennett’s interest in determining what motivates humans to altruism.

our faculty members are engaged in

As a professor of marketing with interest in consumer behavior as it relates to prosocial behavior, Bennett’s academic studies and research help businesses adopt strategies which are not only good for the bottom line but also good for society as a whole. For example, she examines the aspects of product design and retail environment that influence consumer responses to products that support charitable causes. Bennett will receive her PhD in marketing from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in December 2009. Prior to joining the Villanova School of Business, Bennett served as an instructor at the Stern School of Business, where she also completed a Master of Philosophy and a pre-doctoral program in marketing. Before her completion of graduate study, Bennett earned a BSBA and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

primary academic areas, many of multidisciplinary work within VSB or collaborate with faculty from other schools or departments. We have more than 90 scholars, researchers, and teachers who consistently contribute to leading journals and publications in every discipline of business. Each faculty member is dedicated to educating both undergraduate and graduate students in addition to pursuing their own research initiatives. Faculty are organized around five academic areas: 1. Accounting & Information Systems 2. Economics & Statistics 3. Finance 4. Management & Operations 5. Marketing & Business Law

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Stephen L. Liedtka, PhD, CPA Assistant Professor, Accounting and Information Systems

Helping Corporations Keep Score In basketball, the team ahead at halftime does not always win the game. The same is true in the business world­—companies that report short-term profits can fail in the long-term if they do not satisfy customers, attract and retain good employees, and continuously work to stay ahead of the competition.

Many VSB faculty are recognized experts and have been published in elite journals including: • Academy of Management Journal • Economic Inquiry • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control • Journal of Financial Economics • Journal of International Business Studies

Stephen Liedtka researches the ways various accounting and other performance indicators influence management decisions and long-term business performance. He has applied his expertise to a diverse set of topics, including IT outsourcing, option trading, and Balanced Scorecard design. His work has been published in leading academic journals including Behavioral Research in Accounting, Communications of the ACM, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Management Information Systems. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology.

• Review of Financial Studies

Liedtka earned his PhD from the University of Maryland, where he received the Allan N. Nash Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Student.

journals including:

• Organization Science • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes • Strategic Management Journal Many VSB faculty serve as editors and associate editors of elite • Academy of Management Learning and Education • Business and Society • Information Systems Management (ISM) Journal • International Journal of Advertising • Journal of Public Policy and Marketing • Journal of Applied Psychology

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Sue McFarland Metzger Instructor, Management Information Systems

The Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research The center provides research that

Wireless Solutions to Complex Business Problems The Villanova School of Business places emphasis on a personalized business education and on teaching excellence by world-class faculty who have spent substantial time actively engaged in the business world. Professor Sue Metzger continues this tradition, bringing a wealth of business experience and knowledge directly into the classroom. Prior to coming to Villanova, Metzger spent eight years with SAP America as Director of Global Support, five years at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School implementing client/server technologies, and four years in programming and database consulting. Since 2003, she has served as Villanova University’s Program Director of Information Systems. Her areas of expertise cover a range of issues at the forefront of business technology, including enterprise systems, cloud computing, social media, and distance learning. Metzger received her MS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mathematics from Bucknell University.

guides sound policy at the local, state, and national levels. The center supports research and scholarship on marketing and public policy issues, examining the impact of regulation on business, consumers, and society. The Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Center The ICE Center is dedicated to the development of scholastic, educational and professional development opportunities. The ICE Center supports students interested in developing creative solutions to the problems and challenges facing today’s business leaders.

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Tina Yang, PhD Assistant Professor, Finance

Faculty are regularly called upon to comment on current business topics in the national media; to contribute to discussions at the highest levels of

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government; and to consult for some

In the six years prior to 2003 The Wall Street Journal mentioned the term “corporate governance” 575 times. In 2003 alone, “corporate governance” appeared in 575 articles.

organizations in the world. Over

Tina Yang cites this and other historical turning points such as the Sarbanes-Oxley legislative reform as the root of her interest in corporate governance, global shareholder activism, and corporate social responsibility—all concepts that entered the public awareness only recently. A native of Beijing, China, Yang received her PhD in finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA and MS from the University of Miami. She earned her BA from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Yang comes to VSB from Clemson University, where in 2008 she received an award for faculty excellence. While at VSB, Yang intends to continue studying corporate governance with the objective of producing research analyses for use by policymakers, financial managers, and business practitioners.

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of the largest companies and nonprofit the last five years, VSB faculty have appeared in the following news media: • The Wall Street Journal • National Public Radio • BusinessWeek • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Associated Press • CNN.com and CNNMoney.com • The Boston Globe • Philadelphia Business Journal • The Washington Post

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Villanova School of Business integrates ethics, service, and social responsibility into educational and extracurricular experiences. VSB students are encouraged to view themselves and their work within the context of making a positive contribution to the world. Villanova hosts the largest student-run annual Special Olympics in the world and has an active Habitat for Humanity campus chapter.

The Center for Global Leadership The center serves to advance ethical and responsible global leadership for the betterment of business and society. The center promotes cross-cultural awareness, ethical international business relationships, and responsible global leadership thorough educational programs, research, and service and outreach activities. The center is conducting research projects in global leadership, the role of off-shoring in the new global economy, and in corporate-nongovernmental organization.

The Center for the Study of Church Management Established in 2004, the Center for the Study of Church Management is the first of its kind in the nation. The center serves the United States Catholic Church through education and research, offering educational programs and conducting research in administration, professional financial management, and human resource management as it applies to the church and its institutions.

Service in Action PRME: In its commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability in business education, VSB has adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education. The PRME initiative provides a framework for business schools and universities worldwide to adapt teaching and

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research methodologies to the new challenges and opportunities facing business in the 21st century. VSB is part of an international group of institutions with the commitment to encourage social responsibility in the creation of a sustainable global economy. PRME provides a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research. Habitat for Humanity: Every semester since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, members of the Villanova School of Business faculty and students have volunteered at local Habitat for Humanity sites to help rebuild the region. Business without Borders: VSB operates a local chapter of Net Impact, a group of socially minded students that pair their business skills and interest in social justice to better our world. To accomplish their mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world, the group supports local and international service initiatives and creates opportunities to work with socially responsible companies. VSB students are members of one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today.


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