Diane Disney is a professor of management at Penn State University, where she has been since 2001.
Prior to her time at Penn State, Ms. Disney served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy, where she oversaw the development and implementation of policies for managing the Department's workforce of nearly one million civil service and other employees. Ms. Disney also spent time heading the Rhode Island Office of Defense Economic Adjustment and developed the New England Defense Adjustment Project. For several years, she was the director of the Research Center on Business and Economics at the University of Rhode Island, where she also served as an associate professor of management.
In addition to serving as a management consultant to numerous governmental agencies and private concerns, Ms. Disney has been a board or committee member for over 30 nonprofit organiations, including the Naval War College Foundation, the National Federation of State Humanities Councils, and the National Academy of Public Administration.