Teresa A. Nance, PhD

Dr. Teresa Nance, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer at Villanova, boasts a career spanning over four decades, marked by her role as the first Black tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Communication. Recognized with the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, she has championed diversity and inclusive excellence, leading initiatives, such as the Aequitas Task Force on Race, and fostering a welcoming and diverse community at Villanova. Terry Nance holds a Ph.D. from Temple University and resides in Center City Philadelphia with her husband and two grown sons.