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Dianne Dinkel

Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Phone: 708-710-9858

Dainne Dinkel


Dianne Dinkel earned her bachelor of science in training and development from Grand Canyon University, a master of business administration from Arizona State University and a doctor of education degree in leadership from Northern Arizona University. She joined the College of Adult and Professional Studies in 2012 as a full-time faculty member. She previously taught courses at Grand Canyon University, Concordia University, and Triton College (Chicago, IL). Dianne spent over 28 years as the senior fiscal officer at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, Concordia University in Chicago, IL, and the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, IL. As the senior fiscal officer, she was responsible for the accounting and finance department, human resources, physical plant, IT, and auxiliary services of the organizations.

Additionally, she leads ATHENA International, an organization that supports, develops, and honors women leaders through various leadership programs. She speaks nationally on women's leadership issues on behalf of ATHENA.

Dianne has received several awards, including distinction as one of 100 Women in Influence and 100 Women Who Make a Difference by Today's Chicago Woman Magazine and as one of America's Top Women Mentoring Leaders. She has been the recipient of the World of Difference Award by the International Alliance for Women. Dianne was inducted by her hometown into the Sand Springs Education Foundation Hall of Fame in April 2013. Other awards include the Outstanding Service Award for Public Education by the American Cancer Society and the Distinguished Alumnus of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.


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