Professor and Chair of History
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Sister Patricia joined the faculty of Dominican University in 1984. Her primary field is modern European history and her secondary fields are US and Russian history. Sr. Patricia earned her BA in History from Dominican University and both her MA and PhD in History from Georgetown University. She received a Fulbright Fellowship for research on her dissertation in France. In the Spring of 1996 and 2004, Sister Patricia spent a sabbatical semester in Paris continuing her research on the Catholic press in the first half of the nineteenth century. In 2010-2011, she was a research fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Studies at St. John's University in Minnesota. She has published articles in U.S. and European journals and delivered papers at history conferences. In addition to European history, one of her teaching interests is women's history. In 1992 she was funded by National Endowment for the Humanities for a summer of study at Stanford University on "The Woman Question in Western Thought" and in 2002 for a summer of study at the Newberry Library in Chicago on the French Revolution. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1994. For the past sixteen years, she has worked in a summer abroad Study program (Fanjeaux Seminar) for students and faculty/administrators of Dominican Colleges in the US.