Staff

Steve McWilliams

Steve McWilliams has served as Advisor to Students Living with Disabilities at Villanova since 1993. He received his Ph.D. and M.F.A. from Temple University. He handles student advisement, ADA inquiries, academic support and faculty training, and issues of accessibility.  In addition to these responsibilities, Steve is the founder and co-director of the Social Justice Documentary Film Program where he has produced and directed students in making over 15 award winning films. A frequent subject of his creative work has been issues of living with a disability. He is the founder and president of Point Guard Media, a production company specializing in Advocacy Media for non-profit organizations. He has been a lifelong entrepreneur and has successfully founded and ran three companies. In addition, he has written, produced, and directed for stage, television and screen. He has written extensively on disability topics including his recent book, “Green Bananas: The Wisdom of Father Bill Atkinson.”

Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis is a 25-year business executive who has served in President roles for major corporations including News Corporation, ESPN, Comcast and Fanatics since 2001.  A proven entrepreneur, Jamie was the fifth member of the Fox Sports (NFL on Fox) launch team in 1994 and since that time has launched seven additional television networks.  In addition, Jamie expanded his experience to ecommerce and served as the President of Fanatics, the largest online retailer of licensed sports merchandise.  He has a global view on business having lived and worked in Asia for 12 years and served as the President of News Corp. China and Managing Director of ESPN STAR Sports in Singapore.  Possessing an MBA and having been a CPA in New York, he is currently an instructor for Syracuse University’s Boots to Business program which helps US service members transition from active duty to business ownership.  In this role, he has aided hundreds of America’s bravest launch their second careers through new business creation.  Mr. Davis has also served on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Pennsylvania since 2008

Stephen Sheridan, Jr. has been a member of the disability community at Villanova University as a student, alumnus, and an employee for over 22 years.  After several years in private industry as an investment accountant, Stephen returned to Villanova to work in the Controller’s Office.  From there, he transitioned into the Office of Planning and Institutional Research where works closely with the University its six Colleges on the coordination and preparation of accreditation visits, correspondences, finalization of reports, and updating of institutional files. He also provides leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of assessment activities and interpretation of data related to student development and learning outcomes. Stephen serves on Villanova’s University Senate Budget Committee and serves as the Treasurer for his regional professional association, the North East Association for Institutional Research.  In addition to these responsibilities, Stephen teaches Financial Management and Strategic Planning in Villanova’s Online Master of Public Administration Program.  He also serves as a co-facilitator in the University’s Intergroup Relations Program that provides undergraduate experiences fir credit in creating understanding relationships among people from different social, economic, racial and ethnic groups. Communication skills related to careful listening and meaningful dialogue are also discussed and developed for all who participate. 

Greg Hannah

Greg Hannah worked in Disablity Services as a counselor, advisor, and advocate for the past 10 years. He received his Master’s Degree from Villanova University where he specialized in counseling special populations. Currently he serves as the Assistant Director for Disability Services at Villanova University. He is the founder and Director of LEVEL, a advocacy group that has been recognized nationally for its work with the disabiltiy community. Also Greg has worked in media production particularly in the area of disability awareness. He is one of the founding producers of “Mission Possible with Eric Legrand,” a show that focuses of stories within the disabled community. Greg has worked extensively with United Cerebral Palsy and the Christopher Reeves Foundation in promoting opportunity for people living with disabilities.

Marybeth Avioli