Dianne received her B.S. in English from Lebanon Valley College, and her Reading Specialist Certification from Millersville University. She also has done graduate work in the field of humanities at Penn State Harrisburg. She began her teaching career at Palmyra Senior High School, where she taught 10th, 11th and 12th grade language arts, served as department chair and as a cooperating teacher for student teachers from Lebanon Valley College and Penn State Harrisburg.
Currently, Dianne serves as Coordinator for Research Development Programs. In this position, she identifies and distributes funding opportunities to investigators in all areas of the biomedical and health sciences. In addition, she conducts funding searches on request to identify potential sponsors for individual projects, coordinates the review process for the Internal Grant Program, coordinates nominations for Limited Submission grant programs, and assists in the administration of other sponsored program activities for the College of Medicine.