Diane E. Eynon

Senior Scholar, Penn AHEAD
Director of International Higher Education Initiatives
Higher Education Division

Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-573-8072

Email: eynond@gse.upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Diane Eynon is a Senior Scholar and Director of International Higher Education Initiatives at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Eynon has extensive experience and expertise in creating and managing innovative and strategic global projects and partnerships with educational, private, and public sector organizations. She focuses on international partnerships and projects that strengthen research and institutional capacity, facilitating joint research and networking. Dr. Eynon has worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, and various United Nations agencies. 

Dr. Eynon founded WEE (Women-Equality-Equity) Matter, an organization committed to creating and implementing the innovative solutions necessary to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment through education, economic development and growth, and political participation. 

Prior to joining Penn GSE, Dr. Eynon was Director for Partnerships for Social Impact at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she helped advance the school’s mission and commitment to creating positive social impact through leadership development and training programs for global public, private, academic, intergovernmental agencies, and social sector organizations. Dr. Eynon also contributed to the school’s expansion in emerging countries and markets such as China, Brazil, and the Middle East.

Dr. Eynon was CEO and co-founder of a progressive international development project management firm focused on international public health and community economic  development.

Education

Ed.D. (Higher Education Management) University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Certificate (Economic Growth, Development, and Policy) University of Pennsylvania, 2007

M.B.A. (Global Management) University of Phoenix, 2000

M.S. (Health and Physical Education) West Chester University, 1985

B.S. (Health and Physical Education, Certification K-12) West Chester University, 1983.

Selected Publications

Eynon, D. (2011, May). The influence of post-apartheid South Africa’s economic growth and development and higher education policies on women’s prospects. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society 55th Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Eynon, D. (2011, March). What has global security got to do with it? Food, women and climate change. Paper presented at the Fairfield University Center for Faith and Public Life, Fairfield, CT.

Eynon, D. (2011, January). The influence of post-apartheid South Africa’s economic growth and development and higher education policies on women’s prospects. Paper presented at the Executive Doctorate Program Alumni Conference, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Eynon, D. (2010). Interpreting the economic growth and development policies of post-apartheid South Africa: Its influence on higher education and prospects for women. (Doctoral dissertation).

Eynon, D. (2008). Gender budgeting tool kit. Paper presented at the Anglican Women’s Empowerment Pre-Conference Workshop, United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, New York, NY.

Eynon, D. (2008). Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Paper presented at the Anglican Women’s Empowerment Pre-Conference Workshop, United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, New York, NY.