Diana I. Córdova is vice president for Leadership Programs in ACE's Division of Leadership and Lifelong Learning. Her particular areas of expertise include higher education leadership, the demographics of the senior administrative leadership pipeline, strategies to diversify and broaden the pipeline, and issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in college and university campuses. She has published widely in the areas of diversity and affirmative action and the status of minorities in higher education.
Prior to joining ACE in 2005, Córdova served as the acting associate commissioner of the National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. From 1994–2003, she was a member of the psychology department faculty at Yale University and served as assistant dean of the Graduate School from 2000–03.
Córdova holds a doctorate in social psychology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.