Vice President of Academic Success
Dr. Pace was hired as part of full-time staff in the fall of 2012 after serving nearly four years as an adjunct instructor. He was appointed Chair of the Social Sciences Department in the summer of 2015, and managed the Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Geography, Political Sciences and Women’s Studies Departments.
He developed CCA’s nationally-recognized Model United Nations program, which includes more than 300 students on CCA’s campus, as well as a delegation that competes at the international conference in New York. Dr. Pace also piloted an Institute for Civic Engagement at CCA, which includes Aurora’s first Great Decisions Discussion Group that is part of the Foreign Policy Association’s program. Prior to joining CCA, Dr. Pace taught at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and was a lecturer at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His educational background includes three Political Science degrees: a doctorate from the University of Denver, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a bachelor of arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.