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Diana Centanni

Strategic marketing and communication professional with expertise teaching and mentoring adult learners. Former journalist and marketing strategist with experience in strategic communications, creative development, and public relations roles for clients in the retail, financial, and healthcare sectors.

Instructional roles include online, hybrid, and traditional classroom formats, with curriculum development and course administration in the following topics Marketing Planning & Strategy; Communication Through New Media; Advertising & Promotion; Marketing Communications; Public Relations; Public Speaking; and Communication & Rhetoric.

Topics reviewed for student’s individualized prior learning submissions include journalism/writing, marketing, public relations, and media.


Ph.D. in Learning & Instruction from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA. Research interests including risk-identified student populations, community building, engagement, and technology use in curriculum.

Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Hartford. Served as a Teaching Assistant and adjunct faculty member upon graduation. 

Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University, with a minor in Italian Language. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Mass Communication with a minor in Italian Langage from St. Bonaventure University
  • Master of Science in Communication from University of Hartford
  • Doctor of Philosophy in In Progress, Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning from University at Buffalo - State University of New York


  • Centanni, Diana Marie. Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis to Explore the Experiences of Academic Advisors Who Serve Risk-Identified Students in Distance-Based Settings. Diss. State University of New York at Buffalo, 2023.