Edward Aloysius Pace was born on 3 July 1861 in Starke, Florida, and died on 26 April 1938 in Washington, D.C. He studied at St. Charles College in Ellicott, Maryland, from 1876 to 1880, then at the North American College and Urbanian Pontifical University in Rome from 1880 to 1886. Ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Rome in 1885, he received an STD from Urbanian in 1886, at which point he returned to the United States. In 1888, after John Keane, the first rector at the Catholic University of America (which was to open in 1889), selected him to join the faculty, he spent a year in study at Louvain and in Paris. He received a PhD in psychology in 1891 from the University of Leipzig under Wilhelm Wundt, with a dissertation entitled “Das Relativitätsprinzip in Herbert Spencer's psychologischer Entwicklungslehre.”
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.