Women in Leadership Lunch with Dean Susan Dinan
The Women’s in Leadership Lunch allows women who are staff or faculty members at Adelphi to share their stories of success with female-identifying students.
This space provides an opportunity for students to hear about their life experiences, careers and goals, as well as successes and challenges they’ve faced through their career, ultimately leading them in roles they are in today.
We are excited to announce that for our inaugural program in this series, Dean Susan Dinan, PhD will be joining us!
Susan Dinan had grown weary of the patriarchy by the age of ten after being denied the right to play little league football and serve on the altar at her church. She spent her later years trying to live up to the adage on a t-shirt her parents got for her that said “anything boys can do, girls can do better.” She attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studied in Germany as an undergraduate and conducted archival research in France in graduate school. She is a historian of the Reformation interested in how communities of women provided their parishes and neighborhoods with medical care, girls’ schools, and other social services. She has been involved in honors education since early in her teaching career, and finds it remarkably rewarding. She is currently Dean of Adelphi’s Honors College and President-Elect of the National Collegiate Honors Council. She has a daughter in college, and finds it refreshing and eye-opening to see higher education through her eyes.