Diana Bartelli Carlin, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Emerita
Company: Saint Louis University
Location: Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Diana Bartelli Carlin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at Saint Louis University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in communications and higher education.

Drawing upon more than 40 years of practiced experience in education, Dr. Carlin attained the rank of professor emerita at Saint Louis University in 2016, where she previously served as an associate provost and professor of communications from 2011 to 2016. Prior to these illustrious roles, she was a professor at the University of Kansas from 1987 to 2011, where she also served as dean of the graduate school and international program from 2000 to 2007 and dean-in-residence of the Council of Graduate Schools from 2007 to 2008. During this time, she acted as vice president of Clark Publications, Inc., from 1991 to 2001.

Previously, Dr. Carlin was the assistant to the governor of the State of Kansas from 1984 to 1986, as well as an assistant professor at Washburn University from 1982 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1987. Formerly holding the role of graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1980 to 1982, she also served as a middle school coordinator at Topeka Public Schools from 1978 to 1980. She commenced her career as a teacher at Topeka High School and Rossville High School between 1972 and 1978.

Alongside her primary career endeavors, Dr. Carlin served on the advisory board of the Commission on Presidential Debates in Washington, DC, for 13 years, having also been on the president’s advisory committee on the arts at the Kennedy Center for six years. A frequent consultant in the field since 1982, she has served on the boards of multiple entities, including the Association of International Educators, the University of Nebraska Foundation, and the Council of Graduate Schools. Formerly the president of the Central States Communication Association, she has been on the excellence and research board of directors of the Brown v. Board of Education Foundation for Educational Equity since 2009. Equally passionate about civic outreach, she has also maintained involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Rotary International, Optimist International, Kids Voting Kansas and the Marian Clinic, among many others.

The recipient of a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in education from the University of Kansas, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Carlin has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and chapters to books on matters of political sciences, women in politics, and United States First Ladies. The co-author of “Mastering Competitive Debates” in 1977 and 2005, she also contributed to “More Than Talking,” “Getting Started in Public Speaking,” “Public Speaking Today!” and “Presidential Debates in Focus.”

In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within the industry, Dr. Carlin has maintained affiliation with numerous professional organizations. A member of the American Forensic Association, she formerly served as the states advisory board chair of the National Communication Association and president of the Kansas Speech Communication Association. Likewise, she has maintained membership with the International Communication Association as well.

As a testament to her professional success, Dr. Carlin has accrued several honors and accolades. The recipient of an Outstanding Young Teacher Award from the Central States Communication Association and Outstanding Teacher Award from the Kansas Speech Communication Association, where she was also inducted into their Hall of Fame, she recently received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska in 2018. Likewise, she has been a grantee of several institutions, including the Commission on Presidential Debates, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, among others. In 2013, she notably received the Fulbright International Education Administrators Award.

The proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Dr. Carlin enjoys traveling, gourmet cooking and swimming in her spare time. She has been highlighted in the first edition of Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, the third edition of Who’s Who in Entertainment, and the eighth edition of Who’s Who in American Education.

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