Dr. Diana Lawson

Dean of the Seidman College of Business
Grand Valley State University
Headshot of Dr. Diana Lawson
Headshot of Dr. Diana Lawson

About Me

Diana Lawson, Ph.D. is Dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. With extensive experience leading business programs and a wealth of international practice, she is widely published on topics ranging from the value of a liberal arts education to masculinity and femininity in business negotiations and designing an international business curriculum.

Lawson’s research has been included in publications like the Journal of Financial Services MarketingMarketing Education ReviewInternational Business ReviewJournal of Euromarketing, and Journal of Teaching in International Business. She is also author of a textbook, Communicating in Global Business Negotiations: A Geocentric Approach. Lawson earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in 1993, as well as her M.B.A. and Master’s degree, and a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York College at Cortland.