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Diana McGill

Diana McGill, PhD '91

DIANA MCGILL, PhD ’91, biochemistry, is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University. She first came to NKU as an undergraduate student, graduating with a BS in biology and AB in chemistry as the first in her family to go to college. She went on to earn her PhD in biochemistry at Harvard University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She then rejoined NKU as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. Immediately prior to becoming dean, McGill returned to the faculty after serving nine years as chair in her home department. There, she focused on student-centered issues such as retention, advising, and curriculum reform. Along with several other STEM faculty, she also helped direct an NSF S-STEM grant that supported low-income STEM students through a highly-successful cohort model.