Diana Chapman Walsh

  • Wellesley College

Diana Chapman Walsh is president emeritus of Wellesley College, where she served from 1993 to 2007. Before assuming the Wellesley presidency, Diana was Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she chaired the Health and Social Behavior department. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, she was University Professor and professor of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Public Health at Boston University. As a Kellogg National Fellow from 1987 to 1990, she traveled throughout the United States and abroad studying workplace democracy and principles of leadership and writing poetry. She has written, edited and co-edited numerous articles and fourteen books, including Corporate Physicians: Between Medicine and Management (1987). Diana is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently serves on the boards of Amherst College and the State Street Corporation. She earned her Ph.D. in health policy from the University Professors Program at Boston University.