Diane Hyland, professor of psychology, was appointed associate dean for faculty and staff. Hyland formerly served as chair of the psychology department and also serves as director of the Center for Social Research. A member of the faculty for nearly 30 years, she has taught courses on topics including child development, adult development and aging, psychology of gender, and social research. In 1991, she received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindbach Award for Distinguished teaching by a senior member of the faculty and the Panhellenic Council Faculty Award. She is currently the co-principal investigator on an ADVANCE Grant, a five-year award from the National Science Foundation. ADVANCE is part of a national push to increase the ranks of women in academic science and engineering careers.
Over the course of her career at Lehigh, Hyland has actively published and frequently presented at professional conferences. Outside the classroom, she has been an energetic member of the university community, serving as a mentor to junior faculty and taking leadership roles on committees that provide the experience perfectly suited to her new role. She has played dynamic roles while serving on committees such as the Faculty Personnel Policy Review, University Institutional Review Board, University Task Force on Faculty Diversity, University Faculty Steering Committee, University Personnel Committee, and the University’s Presidential Search Committee.