Diana Bartelli Carlin

Diana Carlin served as Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs at the University of Kansas from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2007. She was responsible for overseeing 100 graduate programs on three campuses.

During her tenure international joint/dual degree programs were established along with several programs to better prepare future faculty and future professionals and to expand curriculum content in the responsible conduct of research.

As Dean-in Residence and Director of International Outreach for the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) from August 15, 2007 to August 15, 2008 Carlin worked on research ethics projects and international activities including co-editing the proceedings of an international conference on graduate education. She remains involved in CGS projects including planning a session on joint and dual degrees for the December 2008 annual meeting that will have a theme of the globalization of graduate education and will include a large international delegation.

Carlin was a member of the CGS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools. In addition to her work in graduate education she chaired the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Task Force on the Bologna Process and was a co-facilitator with Fiona Hunter from EAIE of a Bologna seminar held in Amsterdam in March 2007.

Carlin was a participant in the 2006 DAAD Germany Today program. Carlin’s academic field is political communication, and she has worked extensively in new democracies advising on election debates and voter education projects.