Dr. Edie Sparks is university vice provost and director of the Pacific Summer High School Institute. Dr. Sparks has held a wide array of leadership roles in her 22 years at University of the Pacific, including Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, University Librarian, Chair of the Department of History and Senior Associate Dean of the College of the Pacific. She holds MA and PhD degrees in history from UCLA and received her BA in English Language and Literature from University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Sparks has won the university’s Women of Distinction Award, the Judith M. Chambers Excellence in Student Life Award and the inaugural Stephen E. Corson Award for the Distinguished Teaching of Freshmen. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.