Monsignor Edward A. Pace
(July 3, 1861 - April 26, 1938) was a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine
, Florida. He was the first native Floridian to be ordained a diocesan priest.
Pace did his doctoral work in psychology in Germany with Wilhelm Wundt. He wrote his dissertation on Herbert Spencer and evolution.
Pace was extensively involved with the early development of The Catholic University of America. He was the first professor of psychology at CUA, and was the founding dean of its School of Philosophy. He held several administrative positions throughout his career, and was involved with many of the University's academic initiatives. (He was, for example, one of the general editors of the edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia completed in 1914.) In addition, Pace contributed to the founding of Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
Pace retired from CUA in 1935. After he died, Monsignor Edward Pace High School was established in Opa Locka, Florida.
- Biographical Note and Finding Aid to his papers at The Catholic University of America.
- William P. Braun, Monsignor Edward A. Pace: Educator and Philosopher (Unpublished diss., The Catholic University of America, 1969).
- Charles A. Hart, ed., Aspects of the New Scholastic Philosophy: By the Associates and Former Pupils of Dr. Edward A. Pace, Vice Rector of the Catholic University of America (Benziger 1932).
- Benedict Neenan, Thomas Verner Moore: Psychiatrist, educator and monk, at 64-69 (Paulist 2000).
- C. Joseph Nuesse, The Catholic University of America: A centennial history (CUA Press 1990).
- Thomas E. Woods, Jr., The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic intellectuals and the progressive era (Columbia University Press 2004).
Addresses by Monsignor Pace