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Master of Science in Human Resource Development Online Program Faculty


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Learn From the Experts

All Human Resource Development courses are taught by Villanova University’s acclaimed graduate program faculty, who bring real-world expertise into the online classroom – thereby bridging the gap between academic theory and practical applications. These noted experts don’t just know HR, they helped set the standards by contributing to the Body of Knowledge content for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) and other leading organizations.

Villanova’s instructors are actively involved with leading industry organizations, including: SHRM Area I Board of Directors; SHRM Workplace Health, Safety and Security Committee; SHRM local chapters; Advisor for Villanova’s award-winning SHRM Student Chapter; Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP); Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists; and the American Psychological Association. They are also widely published, with articles featured in the Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Systems Software and International Business Schools Computer Users Group Quarterly; a chapter in SHRM’s HR Strategies for the New Millennium; and A Guide to Successful Business Relations with the Chinese.

FACULTY & STAFF


Keith Black, JD

Keith received a B.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from Penn State University and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Keith is currently Vice President of Human Resources for Phil...


Lawrence Cozzens, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Larry Cozzens earned his Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development, an MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University and a BS in Business Administration. Larry is an experienced...


Barbara Lee Davidson, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Barbara Davidson earned her Ph.D. in Group Processes and Adult Education, and her MBA in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior, from Temple University. Barbara is a Human Resources ...


Angela Francesco, J.D.

Angela holds her Juris Doctorate (JD) and earned her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. Angela is a teacher and consultant with extensive experience in human resource management. I...


Brendan D. Hennessy, JD

Brendan earned his Juris Doctorate (JD), and holds a BS in History. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Brendan serves as an adjunct professor teaching employment law. I...


Philip Kenney, MS

Philip holds both an MS and a BS in Human Resources Management. Philip's previous roles include Vice President Human Resources for Vitality Foodservice, Vice President Human Resources for Lykes Br...


Diane Lirio, MS, SPHR

Diane holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MS in Organizational Dynamics. Diane is the VP of Compensation at the Bancorp.  Prior to that, she was with Vanguard since 1995. Prev...


Allen McMillin, MS, PHR

Allen earned his MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University, and holds a BS in Labor and Industrial Relations. Allen currently works as the Director of Compensation at Rite Aid Cor...


Ronald Preston, MA

Mr. Preston is President of Kudos Unlimited, Inc. where he applies his talents and 20 years of experience to strategically assisting organizations in aligning with their best practices, and amplify...


Patricia Sullivan, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Patricia Sullivan is Founder and CEO of Profit by Design, HR Consulting (PDHR), specializing in leadership coaching and development. With over 20 years in leadership roles, including as a human...


Gerard Brandon, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Gerry Brandon holds both an MS and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a BA in Psychology.  Gerry is currently the Director of the Graduate Programs in HRD at Villanova U...


Katina Sawyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Katina Sawyer earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Women’s Studies, and holds a BS in Psychology from Villanova University. Katina is an Assistant Professor i...


Doug Allen, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Doug holds an MS in Counseling Psychology and a BS in Education. He has over 30 years of HR experience. Currently, Dough is a Management Consultant and Certified Executive Coach. Previously, Doug w...


Melinda Bremley, Ph.D.

Melinda holds a BS in Industrial Psychology and an MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Melinda brings over 20 years of professional consulting experience to the Bremley Partn...


Suzann C. Boylan, MS, SPHR

Sue received her BA in Psychology from Montclair State University and her MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.   Sue is currently an HR Executive Advisor at SAP Su...


Jodi Dickinson, MS

Jodi is a graduate of the MS in Human Resource Development program from Villanova University and holds a BS degree in Psychology. Jodi has worked in the field of Human Resources for more than 17 y...


Joseph Micucci, MA, MS

Joseph holds a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Education both from Villanova University, as well as an MS in Human Resources. Joseph is currently Associate Executive Director of the Augustinian Defe...


Joseph Piergiovanni, M.Ed, SPHR

Joseph earned his M.Ed. in Instructional Systems from Penn State University and a BA in Communication Arts from Villanova University. Joe is a learning and development professional with over 20 ye...


Ed Wallace, MBA

Ed is President and Chief Relationship Officer of The Relational Capital Group. He  consults with and speaks for corporations and associations across the globe with a client list that is ...


Lisabeth E. Capozzi, MS

Lisabeth holds a BA in Psychology and an MS in Experimental Psychology concentrated in Organizational Psychology from Villanova University, and is presently pursuing her doctoral degree in Adult Ed...


David Bush, Ph.D.

Dr. David Bush holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and an MA in Psychology. David is the founding Director of Villanova University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Development program. He has 3...


Maureen Curley, MS

Ms. Curley is a Training Analyst at PJM Interconnection, LLC. She received her MS degree in Human Resource Development, an MA degree in Liberal Studies and a BA degree in Psychology from Villanova ...


Melodie Dorminy, MBA

Melodie holds her MBA in Management Information Systems and a BS in Accounting. Melodie is a human resource professional with over 30 years of experience in Human Resource and Finance roles. ...


John Garber, MS, SPHR®, CSP

Mr. Garber is Vice President of Total Rewards and Human Capital Solutions at The Addis Group.  He has over 22 years in risk management, human capital, employee benefits and occupational health...


Deborah J. Hormann, MS, PHR, CHCR

Deborah holds her MS in Human Organizational Science/Human Resource Development from Villanova University and a BS in Business Administration. Deborah is a human resource professional with over 30...


Joseph Kwiatkowski, MBA

Joseph received his undergraduate degree in Management and Marketing from the Wharton Business School and graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics. He holds ad...


Amy Masci, M.S. HRD, PHR

Mrs. Masci is an experienced human resources professional and adjunct faculty professor. She currently works as an Human Resources Generalist at Campbell Soup Company. In this role, Mrs. Masci is r...


Richard Powell, MBA

Richard has an MS in Finance and a BS in Economics. Richard is a financial professional with extensive experience in the financial services industry. Some of his past positions include, Vice Presi...


William J.T. Strahan

Mr. Strahan has been involved in various aspects of Human Resources work for almost 25 years. He began his career with over a decade of work at Macy’s Department Stores and Riggs National Bank. At ...


Barbara C. Timony, Ed.D., SPHR

Dr. Timony is Manager of Learning & Development at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, PA.  As a member of the leadership team in IBC University, Dr. Timony manages a team of learning...


Christian Thoroughgood, Ph.D.

Dr. Christian Thoroughgood holds both a PhD and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a BA in Psychology and Economics. Christian is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Pro...


Bethany J. Adams, MA

Bethany holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Organizational Management. She is currently the Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Student Support in Villanova's HRD program. She previousl...


Christopher Barton, MBA, SPHR

Christopher holds an MBA in Global Business and a BS in Business Finance. Chris is the President and Founder of outplacement, career transition and training firm Barton Career Advisors. Chris is a...


Ronald Harris Bordelon, MS, PHR, CPM

Ron holds an MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University, and is ABD earning a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Organizational Development from the Indiana Institute of Technology.&nbs...


Paul DeCecco, MS HRD, MS Counseling

Paul is a graduate of the MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University, holds a Master of Science in Counseling, and a BS in Psychology. Paul is a Talent Management Specialist at Ark...


Lyle Leritz, Ph.D.

Dr. Leritz earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a BA in Psychology and an MS focused on Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis. Lyle is a Research Manager at the Ec...


Anabel Pichler, MS

Anabel holds an MS degree in Public Administration. Anabel is the VP of Compensation and Benefits at Armstrong World Industries, where she is responsible for thinking differently about Armstrong&r...


Janet Steinwedel, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Steinwedel is the President of Leader’s Insight, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Effectiveness consultancy, a business she started in 2005 after 20 years in HR holding senior p...


Matthew B. White, MBA, SPHR

Matthew holds an MBA from Villanova University, and a BS in Psychology. Matthew is the Director of Human Resources Employee at Aqua America, a leading provider of drinking water and wastewater ser...


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