Diana B. Gant, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, has accepted a position as program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Gant will retain her faculty status in the School of Information Studies, but will relocate to Washington, D.C. in the short term for this one- to two-year position.
Gant's areas of expertise include the influences of information and communication technologies on individual behavior and corporate action, electronic commerce, and management of information systems. She earned a bachelor's degree from The Catholic University of America; a master's degree in management and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management; and a second master's degree and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon. In addition, Gant, of Fayetteville, N.Y., was a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Public Policy Fellow from 1990 to 1992. She has received research grants from Indiana University, the NSF, Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems and the Natural Hazards Research Center.