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Diana McGill

Diana McGill, PhD '91

DIANA MCGILL, PhD ’91, biochemistry, is the provost and executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). The first in her family to go to college, McGill graduated from NKU with a BS in biology and AB in chemistry.  She went on to earn her PhD in biochemistry at Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral 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 helped direct an NSF S-STEM grant that supported low-income STEM students through a highly successful cohort model.