Corrine Carvalho, PhD

Interim Dean of the School of Social Work


Dr. Corrine Carvalho, professor of theology, will serve as interim dean of the St. Catherine University – University of St. Thomas School of Social Work for the 2017-2018 academic year. Carvalho received her B.A., magna cum laude, with a major in Latin and a minor in theology at the University of San Francisco in 1980. She received an M.A. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., in 1984 and received a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Old Testament studies from Yale University in 1991.

After beginning her teaching career at Florida State University, she joined the St. Thomas Department of Theology faculty in 1996. She served as director of St. Thomas’ Luann Dummer Center for Women from 2006 to 2012, when her faculty peers chose her Professor of the Year.

President Julie Sullivan appointed her co-chair of the university’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee in 2013 and co-chair of the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee the following year. She served as chair of the faculty in 2014-15 and in that role served as a member of the President’s Cabinet. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate from 2013 to 2016. Most recently, Carvalho served as executive advisor to President Sullivan at the University of St. Thomas.