Santa Clara University


MoritzHelen E. Moritz
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Helen E. Moritz is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Classics.  As Vice Provost, she has overall responsibility for the programs and offices that support and enhance the undergraduate academic programs and contribute to the University's strategic initiative of providing students an integrated education.  She supervises the University's Residential Learning Communities and Housing and Residence Life, the Core Curriculum, the University Honors Program, the Drahmann Advising and Learning Resources Center, the Student Records Office, and the Career Center.

Previous to holding her current administrative position, Dr. Moritz was Dean of Academic Support Services and the founding director of the Drahmann Advising Center (1999-2003), Chair of the Classics Department (1978-1994, 1997-1998), and Chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department (1990-1995).  Before coming to Santa Clara University in 1977, she taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Moritz received a Bachelor of Arts in Latin from Rosary College (now Dominican University), and her Master's and Doctoral degrees in Classical Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago.  In the field of Classics, Dr. Moritz has published on Greek tragedy, comedy, and epic poetry, and on comparative drama.  She has served as President of the California Classical Association/North and for ten years as editor of its journal Laetaberis.  She is now on the editorial board of Text and Presentation:  The Journal of the Comparative Drama Conference.  She has won an Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Philological Association, the primary professional association for classicists in the United States and Canada, and a Brutocao Award for Excellence in Curricular Innovation from Santa Clara University.  In the year 2000 she was the University's Faculty Senate Professor.

Phone: (408) 554-4366

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