About Our Office

Director of Grants and Research

Dr. Diane Bennett

Dr. Bennett became the director of grants and research for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in June 2016. She is responsible for the oversight of all faculty and staff research and program grant submissions. She collaborates and supports the university-wide research environment, including supporting evolution of new research, maintaining a competitive research infrastructure, developing and managing campus-wide research policies, and overseeing  administrative management of all sponsored research activity.diane

After earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Diane earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was awarded an NSF Research Fellowship. Following this Diane spent 14 years raising a family in various locations in Germany, Turkey, and the U.S. While overseas, Dr. Bennett earned her credentials as a USPTO registered patent agent and had her first teaching assignment as a chemistry and physics teacher in an international missionary school in Istanbul. 

Dr. Bennett started working as an adjunct instructor in the physics department at UW-River Falls in 2008. She also served as the Broadfield Science program director and the associate director for STEMteach

You can find Diane out and about on campus or in 101 North Hall. 

Diane Bennett, Ph.D. 101 North Hall  410 S. 3rd Street  River Falls, WI 54022-5001  Phone: 715-425-3195

Grants Accountant

Cindy Yunker

(This section is under construction.)

You can find Cindy on the second floor of North Hall (room 220b).

Cindy Yunker, 220b North Hall 410 S. 3rd Street River Falls, WI
54022-5001 Phone: 715-425-0710 


Contact Us

Diane Bennett, Ph.D.
Director of Grants and Research
Phone: 715-425-3195
101 North Hall