Santa Clara University


JontePaceDiane Jonte-Pace
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Diane Jonte-Pace is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. In her role as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, her responsibility is to support the Provost across a broad range of functions, overseeing the following areas:
 - Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies (Phyllis Brown)
 - Associate Provost for Research and Faculty Affairs (Amy Shachter)
 - Executive Director of International Programs (Terry Shoup)
 - Director of the Office of Assessment (Carol Ann Gittens)
 - Director of the de Saisset Museum (Rebecca Schapp)
 - Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Ed Ryan)

Dr. Jonte-Pace also oversees the WASC re-accreditation process and the academic program review process, and she 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 Director of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum (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, a 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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