Research Professor and Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
Diane earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, majoring in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies and minoring in Anthropology. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology, also from the University of Arizona. She received a B.S. in Animal Science from Rutgers University and an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University.
Diane is a founding member of the Syracuse University Contemplative Collaborative; she also serves on myriad other university committees, including the LGBTQA Justice and Advocacy Senate Committee. During the fall of 2016, Diane was appointed by Chancellor Kent Syverud as Co-Chair (with Barry L. Wells) of the University-wide Council on Diversity and Inclusion, reporting to the Chancellor, and continues to serve in that capacity with honor and gratitude.