Santa Clara University


Meet the Team


Professsor David Pace
David Pace coffee in BerebaDirector, SCU Burkina Faso Program

Santa Clara University

David Pace received an MFA in Photography in 1991 from San Jose State University after earning a Masters Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He began teaching at Santa Clara in 1998, after teaching at San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Foothill College. Currently the President of the Board of Directors of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, David previously served as President of the Board of Directors at San Francisco Camerawork. His artwork records reality in ways that reveal connections between economic, psychological and aesthetic aspects of our lives and possessions. His photographs and animated films have been exhibited internationally.  Some of David's artwork on Burkina Faso can be viewed at:



profile-kevaneProfessor Michael Kevane
Faculty Leader, SCU Burkina Faso Program
Chair, Department of Economics
Santa Clara University

Michael Kevane conducts research on economic institutions and growth in poor countries, focusing on Africa.Recent research focuses on the importance of libraries and reading programs in promoting reading and the impacts on societies of a reading public, with articles published in academic journals such as Libri, World Libraries and Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France.He is the author of Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works (Lynne Rienner, 2004), which analyzes how gender operates at the village level to structure the choices that men and women take as economic actors.He has published numerous research articles on the performance of rural institutions and markets in Sudan and Burkina Faso in journals such as World Development, Review of Development Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Africa.He is co-editor of a book, Kordofan Invaded: Peripheral Incorporation and Social Transformation in Islamic Africa (Brill, 1998), that brought together cutting-edge research on the Kordofan in western Sudan.Kevane received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley.Kevane teaches in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, where he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, and co-Director of the Reading West Africa study abroad program in Burkina Faso.He is past President of the Sudan Studies Association, and co-director of Friends of African Village Libraries (, a non-profit he co-founded in 2001 that supports village libraries in rural Africa.



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