Santa Clara University


Diane Jonte-Pace

Diane Jonte-Pace Ph.D.Diane Jonte-Pace
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Diane Jonte-Pace is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. In her role
as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, she supports the Provost across a
broad range of functions, overseeing the following areas:

Senior Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs (Amy Shachter)
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies (Phyllis Brown)
Associate Provost for International Programs (Susan Popko)
Director of the de Saisset Museum (Rebecca Schapp)
Director of The HUB Writing Center (Denise Krane, Interim Director)
Program Director, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (Gary Macy)

Dr. Jonte-Pace also serves as the Provost's representative on the Academic Affairs Committee.

Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Jonte-Pace served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Chair of the Core Curriculum Implementation Team (2007–2010), Associate Provost for Faculty Development (2001–2007), and Interim Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences (2000–2001). Between 1988 and 2000 she taught in the Department of Religious Studies. Dr. Jonte-Pace has been honored by the University with the Sisterhood Is Powerful Award (2003) and the Joseph Bayma Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2003).

Dr. Jonte-Pace earned a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.A. from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a well-known scholar of the Psychology of Religion. Her publications include one book, several edited volumes, and numerous articles. Her research interests include psychoanalytic perspectives on religion and gender; the work of the French feminists; and psychoanalytic approaches to memory, mourning, and melancholia. She also has served as the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Religious Studies Review. 

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