Diana Cordova
Clinical Professor of Executive Education and Academic Director of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute

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Diana Cordova is a clinical professor of executive education and academic director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. She has a doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Smith College. From 1994 to 2000, Cordova served on the psychology department faculty at Yale University, where she was awarded the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. She also served as assistant dean of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2003. Immediately prior to joining Kellogg, Cordova served as vice president for leadership programs at the American Council on Education. She was directly responsible for the design, launch and facilitation of the ACE Institute for New Presidents. Cordova is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of human motivation and diversity and inclusion. She is co-editor with Gretchen M. Bataille of the 2014 book, “Managing the Unthinkable: Crisis Preparation and Response for Campus Leaders.” Cordova has worked extensively with corporate partners such as Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, American Express and GE in support of leadership development programs and initiatives.