Diana Rhoten is director of the Knowledge Institutions program area at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a position she assumed in 2004. SSRC is dedicated to generating new knowledge to advance understanding of critical social issues, both nationally and internationally. Diana is also currently on loan to the National Science Foundation as a program director in the areas of Virtual Organizations and Learning & Workforce Development for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. Much of her recent work concerns the study of interdisciplinary and collaborative practices in science. Her work has been published in Science, Nature and Research Policy. She is also currently co-editing (with Craig Calhoun) a book tentatively titled Knowledge Matters: The Public Mission of the Research University. Diana was a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer from 2005 to 2007, an award that honors individuals at the leading edge of science. Prior to joining SSRC, she served as an assistant professor at the Stanford University School of Education. Diana earned her Ph.D. in social sciences and education policy at Stanford University.