• Detail-oriented researcher
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong public speaker/teacher
Diane DeBella has twenty-five years of experience teaching writing at the college level. She served as a long time faculty member in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado, where she received the CU Women Who Make a Difference Award and the CU-LEAD Alliance Faculty Appreciation Award. She also has a proven track record as a successful grant writer and administrator in the nonprofit sector. In addition to serving as grant administrator for Community Reach Center for over eight years, Diane has written grants on a contract basis for Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Coleman Associates, and JVA Consulting. She has also contracted to do extensive research and writing projects, including a needs assessment of the Denver Public School District (DPS) in Denver County, and an Instructor Manual to accompany A Sequence For Academic Writing, 5th edition, for Pearson Higher Education.
As a teacher, speaker and writer, Diane has spent twenty years examining women writers, women’s history and feminist issues. She is the author of the collective memoir, I Am Subject: Sharing Our Truths to Reclaim Our Selves, and editor of the anthology I Am Subject Stories: Women Awakening. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including When Women Waken, California Quarterly, Vermont Literary Review and Montpelier.