Meet Amy Diehl, PhD

Dr. Amy Diehl is an award-winning information technology leader and gender bias expert who is author of GLASS WALLS: Shattering the Six Gender Bias Barriers Still Holding Women Back at Work (Rowman & Littlefield). She is sought-after speaker for keynotes, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, and panels.

Her passion is helping organizations become gender-equitable and giving women tools to understand workplace gender bias and to succeed at work. While a biased workplace may tell a woman that she’s not good enough, that the problems she encounters are her fault, and that she should limit her aspirations, it’s not true. Women are enough and should not take the problems they encounter personally. It’s the workplace culture that must change, not the women.

Dr. Diehl has served in many roles during her career, currently as Chief Information Officer at Wilson College and previously as Associate Vice President & Chief Information Technology Officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

She has a PhD in administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her doctoral dissertation focused on how women leaders in higher education make meaning of adversity.

She was named to the 2020 EdTech Dean’s List of Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow. She was also named a 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Woman of Influence and received the 2016 Women and Leadership Affinity Group Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars Award from the International Leadership Association.

Her research has been published in many academic journals and book chapters. Her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Ms. Magazine, and University Business Magazine.

Amy Diehl, PhD - Gender Equity Expert


28 years higher ed IT leader
7 years associate vice president
5 years chief information officer
14 years gender equity researcher


Ph.D. Administration & Leadership – Indiana University of PA
M.B.A. – Frostburg State University
B.A. French – Shippensburg University
B.S. Computer Science – Shippensburg University


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