Emeritus Professor Diana Glenn

Emeritus Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

BA (Adel) [Awarded Gentilli Medal in Italian]
BA Hons [First Class] (Flind)
MA (Flind)
Diploma of Education (Adel)
Fellow of the Governor's Leadership Foundation 2008
NAATI Level 3 Translator's Certificate (Italian to English)

Honours, awards and grants

South Australian Women's Honour Roll 2015 (Office for Women, Government of South Australia)

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation 2011:
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: "For sustained commitment to excellence in research-based teaching that inspires and motivates students in the field of Italian language and culture".

Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology Award for Excellence in Teaching 2010:
Citation: "For sustained excellence in research-based teaching that inspires and motivates students to immerse themselves in Italian language and culture".

Governor's Leadership Foundation Program 2008:
Fellow of the Governor's Leadership Foundation 2008, Leaders Institute of SA.

Carrick Institute Citation 2007:
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (with E. Bouvet, M. L. Long & M. Tsianikas from the Department of Languages): "For sustained excellence and leadership in the development of a diverse and innovative research-based curriculum in language pedagogy and cultural studies".

Flinders College of Distinguished Educators

Flinders Teaching Quality Network

Key responsibilities


Dean, People and Resources, College of HASS; Chair, Appointment Committee (Academic Staff); Senior Leadership Team; Transition Team; Dean of the School of Humanities and Creative Arts; Chair, School of Humanities and Creative Arts Executive of the Board; Chair, Appointment Committees in the School of HCA; Member of Academic Senate; Academic member, Student Appeals Committee; Digital Business Governance Sub-Committee; R.N.A Advisory Group; Academic Operations Working Party; Member of Executive Dean's Advisory Committee and Faculty Board, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.

AU Lead Coordinator and Flinders Academic Coordinator for the ICI EU-AU Joint Mobility Project "Border Crossings: People and Places". This 3-year project involves a consortium of eight universities (Flinders, La Trobe, Griffith, James Cook, Malmo, Utrecht, Roma Tre and Jagiellonian) and provides a framework of international placement and multi-disciplinary curriculum content for Australian and European students on exchange scholarships with an internship component. The "Border Crossings: People and Places" project also facilitates staff exchanges among the consortium institutions for the purposes of teaching and research. Funding: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Resources and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) AU$376,400; European Union EUR298.000.

Supervisory interests
Dante studies
Literature, 18th century Dante criticism
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Dante Studies (3)
Associate supervisor: Italian Migration (6)
Expert for media contact
Literature - Italian
Dante Studies
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Media expertise
  • Italy
  • Literature - Italian
  • Dante Studies