Patrice is responsible for assuring that the College provides the highest quality academic services for our students.
In addition to working directly with students who have academic questions or concerns and serving as faculty advisor to a group of first year students each year, she supervises the academic advising program, the program for nationally competitive awards and the Summer Advising program. She is also responsible for the Global Education Office, the Office of the Registrar and the Academic Resource Offices, which include the Writing Center, the Quantitative Skills Center and the Office of Academic Skills. Patrice works closely with the Office of Student Affairs, especially on New Student Orientation, the Peer Mentor program and Fall Family Weekend. She also provides administrative support to the Director of First Year Writing and the Director of the Global Research and Writing Seminars. She is a member of the Committee on Academic Standing and Advising, the Academic Resources Committee, the Committee on Admissions, the Honor Board and the Student Life Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree from Villanova and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr where she also served as Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate College.
Before joining the Provost’s Office, Patrice was Professor of Philosophy and Director of Women’s Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, where she taught courses in political philosophy and feminist theory. She is the author of The Impossibility of Motherhood: Feminism, Individualism, and the Problem of Mothering (1999) and co-editor of Women and Children First: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Public Policy (2005) and Feminist Ethics and Social Policy (1997).
- B.A., Villanova, 1977
- M.A. Bryn Mawr, 1980
- Ph.D. Bryn Mawr, 1980