Christine DeVinne, OSU, Ph.D.


Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, Ph.D., was named President of Ursuline College in July 2015.  She began her career in education in the middle school and secondary school classroom before becoming a faculty member, director of the core curriculum, and then Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ursuline.   From 2010 to 2015, she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, where she led initiatives in faculty hiring, evaluation, and governance and collaborated with Student Affairs on new programming in academic retention, first-year experience, and student advising. 

An Ursuline Sister and an alumna of Ursuline College, she earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in English from The Ohio State University.   She is a past president of the American Name Society, and she serves as book review editor and member of the Editorial Board for the society’s quarterly, Names: A Journal of Onomastics.   She publishes and presents widely on topics related to autobiography, names studies, and higher education administration and mission.