Diana works to help students find and understand the connections between the real world and the academic world. This often includes analyzing stories from the news or the worlds of celebrities and pop culture to recognize the threads relevant to what they are learning in their classes. She is fascinated by the messages we all begin receiving from society from our first moments and how those messages shape us and our views of ourselves and each other.
Diana's areas of academic focus and expertise include trauma, domestic violence, therapy and children. At Lesley she teaches Lifespan Development, Introduction to Counseling, Trauma and Crisis, and Psychology Goes to the Movies.
Diana holds a BA from Stephen F. Austin State University and a PhD at University of North Texas. She was a Pre- and Post-Doctoral Medical School Fellow, Harvard University and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Provider.