Diane Marie Dudzinski, PhD

Biology Educator

Diane Marie Dudzinski, PhD, is a biology educator who dedicated nearly five decades to research and teaching before her retirement in 2012. Inspired by her academic mentors as an undergraduate at Gannon University, she earned Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Fordham University. She began her career at Villa Maria College and taught at institutions, including Ladycliff College, Pace University, and Manhattan College, before joining the faculty at the College of Santa Fe, rising to become a full professor and chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics. Dr. Dudzinski spent the last 21 years of her career as a professor of biology at Washington State Community College, teaching ecology, marine and environmental biology, and microbiology. A former NASA fellow and grantee of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Dr. Dudzinski has been published extensively. She is proud to have been the first woman to participate in a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bering Sea Expedition and to have contributed to closed environment life support systems research used on the International Space Station. Dr. Dudzinski credits her success to the support of her peers and mentors throughout her career and remains grateful for their impact.

Marquis Video

Dr. Dudzinski’s captivating video showcases her remarkable career journey, unveiling a tapestry of professional accolades that highlight her unwavering commitment to excellence in the field of biology.

Forbes Magazine

In recognition of her impressive professional background and notable achievements, Dr. Dudzinski will be featured in a regional issue of Forbes magazine in August/September 2023.

Marquis Newsletter

Dr. Dudzinski’s Marquis Who’s Who newsletter highlights her professional background and outstanding achievements.

Marquis Industry Leaders

Dr. Dudzinski’s Marquis Industry Leaders page outlines turning points in her career development and accomplishments.

Millennium Magazine

Dr. Dudzinski’s discussed her introduction to information science and interest in music in her Marquis Millennium Magazine feature.

Marquis Homepage

Dr. Dudzinski’s Marquis-hosted homepage highlights her career journey and professional accolades.

Wall Street Journal

Dr. Dudzinski was celebrated for her profound influence on academia in the Central Edition of the Wall Street Journal on December 21, 2022.

Who's Who Professional Women

Explore the inspiring journey of Dr. Dudzinski, a distinguished biology educator and accomplished professional woman.


Dr. Dudzinki’s professional timeline showcases her career history as a renowned biology educator, who has inspired countless students and made significant contributions to the field.

Top Professional

Dr. Dudzinski was selected as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Educator in recognition of her career accomplishments and dedication to her field.