School of Social Sciences


Bio Image Diane E. Wille

Diane E. Wille

Professor of Psychology
Co-Coordinator of Psychology
Dean of Research
Phone: (812) 941-2300
Office Location: CV 015

Academic Background

Wayne State University
Country: United States
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Developmental Psychology
Minor: Clinical Psychology
University of Northern Iowa
Country: United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Psychology
Minor: Anthropology


Volunteer Activities

  • Master Gardener – Volunteer with the Sunny Side Master Gardeners
  • Friends of the New Albany/Floyd County Library Board member and volunteer.


Longitudinal study of parent child relationships. Families were visited beginning when their children were 6-months of age. The last home visit was when the children were 14 years of age. The parent-child relationship was assessed at each visit along with information about the development of peer relations at the last 2 home visits (8 and 14 year).

Cross cultural research on emotional intelligence. This research is in collaboration with Dr. Makhinur Mamatova from the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Distinguished Research Award 2000

Distinguished Teaching Award 2007

Professional Interests

  • Life Span Development
  • Infant Development
  • Childhood and Adolescent Development
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Seminar in Psychology
  • Individual Readings and Research
  • Internship