Maria Di Pasquale
Academic Advancement Director
Maria Di Pasquale was appointed as the academic advancement director for the College of Arts and Letters in 2011. In this role she acts as the liaison between the Dean and faculty of the College of Arts and Letters and Notre Dame's Office of Development. She works to promote the College’s funding priorities with our fundraisers and benefactors.
Di Pasquale graduated cum laude from Notre Dame in 1990 with degrees in art history and English and earned an M.A. in art history from Williams College in 1992 and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Her dissertation examined the work of Catholic painters who were members of the avant garde in late 19th-century France.
She has taught at the University of Texas, George Washington University, and UCLA Extension, where she was named Outstanding Instructor of the Year. She has also worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.
Before coming to Notre Dame in 2011, Di Pasquale founded Illuminating Art Experiences, an art historical lecture and touring service, offering mobile seminars in the museums of greater Los Angeles and guided art historical travel around the country.