Message from the Director

On July 1, 2018, Matteo Ricci College became part of Seattle University's College of Arts and Sciences, and we have a new name: Matteo Ricci Institute.

Dr. Dan Washburn and I have been named the inaugural Associate Director and Director of the Matteo Ricci Institute. Having served as Interim Dean of MRC since 2016, I am very excited to take on this role. It's an honor to be selected as the first director of the Matteo Ricci Institute. The Matteo Ricci community is a vibrant group committed to inclusive humanities education and community engagement, and I am proud to continue to be a part of it.

The Matteo Ricci Institute will continue to serve students through its degrees in Humanities, Humanities for Teaching, and Humanities for Leadership, and the faculty will continue in the coming year to welcome students to its space on the first floor of the Casey Building.

Visit our Degree web page or our Department web page to learn more, or use the links above.

I invite you to read the latest issue of the College of Arts & Sciences e-newsletter, which includes a welcome to the Matteo Ricci Institute from Dean David Powers.

You can subscribe to the Arts & Sciences newsletter here and also subscribe to our Matteo Ricci Institute newsletter here.


Paulette Kidder, PhD
Matteo Ricci Institute

Contact Us

  • Paulette Kidder, PhD

    Paulette Kidder, PhD

    (206) 296-5407

  • Dan Washburn, PhD

    Dan Washburn, PhD

    Associate Director
    (206) 398-4475

  • Christina Juarez

    Christina Juarez

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    (206) 296-2690