Paul L. DeVito
Saint Xavier University has named Paul L. DeVito its new provost, effective July 1.
DeVito, a professor of psychology, comes to Saint Xavier after a career at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he is vice provost of academic affairs and dean of the College of Professional and Liberal Studies.
During his 30-plus year tenure at Saint Joseph’s, DeVito has received a number of merit awards for teaching, scholarship and service. He is the recipient of extramural grants and contracts totaling over $15 million. He has authored more than 40 articles, chapters and research presentations, and coauthored a graduate/trade-level textbook on “Psychotherapy and Cognition.” He also has extensive experience as a media spokesperson in discussing the psychological consequences of terrorism and natural disasters, including several nationally broadcast appearances for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack and ensuing anthrax crisis.
DeVito received a PhD in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science. He holds an institute for educational management certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.