|Diana Bartelli Carlin, Ph.D.|
Saint Louis University has appointed Diana Bartelli Carlin, Ph.D., associate vice president for graduate education. Carlin will assume the role full time on June 1 , but will begin work at SLU on an intermittent basis on Feb. 18.
Carlin brings significant experience in graduate education from her time as invited dean-in-residence and director of international outreach at the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington D.C. She spent much of her time on grant related work, overseeing an NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering grant, serving as co-PI on an Office of Research Integrity contract to develop best practices, as well as researching and preparing grant applications. Carlin also presented on graduate education issues in the United States and internationally.
For seven years Carlin served as dean of the Graduate School and International Programs at the University of Kansas. Manoj Patankar, Ph.D., vice president, Frost Campus, said her experience there is uniquely fitting as the model for delivering graduate programming at KU mirrors the newly restructured graduate education model at SLU.
In 2010, the University's Graduate School Transition Team developed a revised structure for graduate education that allows SLU's schools, colleges and centers the flexibility to adapt to the market's changing needs and the autonomy to manage graduate program operations. Carlin's knowledge of this structure in practice will be a great resource as we continue to advance our reputation as an excellent University for graduate education, Patankar said.
"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carlin to the Saint Louis University community," Patankar said. " She will be a great addition given her leadership history in graduate education."
Patankar also shared his appreciation for the work of Paaige Turner, Ph.D., acting associate vice president for Graduate Education and the Graduate School Transition Team.
Carlin also will have a tenured faculty position in the department of communication in the College of Arts and Sciences. Carlin's research focuses on political communication with an emphasis on political debates, women in politics, speech writing and civic engagement.
She created the national research project, DebateWatch, which encourages citizens to watch presidential debates in groups, talk about them, and submit reactions to the sponsor. Preliminary research for DebateWatch began in St. Louis in 1992.
Her most recent work includes publications about Hillary Clinton's and Sarah Palin's 2008 campaigns and civil society projects in Moldova, Russia, Georgia and Afghanistan.