Dianna is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Missouri. She is also a graduate teaching instructor teaching Beginning Photography at the University of Missouri.   


Master of Fine Arts, Visual Studies Program, University of Columbia (MIZZOU), MO, 2020

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of Toledo (UT), OH, 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University (BGSU), OH, 2010


Awards, Grants, & Scholarships 

Robert G. Bragg Scholarship, 2018 

AmeriCorps Vista Fellowship, 2017-18

University of Toledo Fieldwork Mentor Award, 2016

Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Spirit of Wood County Award, Wood County Commissioners, 2015

Volunteer of the Year Award, Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 2012 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, 2011

J. W. Strong 2-D Faculty Achievement Award, BFA Thesis show, 2009

Center for Undergraduate Research Scholarship (CURS) Grant, OgallalaLand, 2009

BGSU Medici Circle Award, 2008

BGSU Undergraduate Talent Award, 2007

BGSU Undergraduate Talent Award, 2006



Women and Gender Studies Graduate Conference, The Social Model of Disability a Qualitative Photographic Investigation, 2019

Visiting Artist Lecture (annual), BGSU School of Art, Disability projects, 2013-19

Ohio Occupational Therapy Conference Lecture, Journey to Retirement: Case Study of an Individual with Down syndrome, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Toledo School of Art, 2014

Visiting Artist Lecture, LESO Gallery, 2013

UT Capstone Presentation, Program Development Plan:  The Volume Program for Self-Advocacy of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, 2013

UT Research Presentation, Photovoice: When a Child has a Disability Exploring the Experience of the Adolescent Siblings, 2013

University of Toledo Summer Series, Creative Occupations, 2012 



Tenses, group show, The Hanger Gallery, Kansas City, KS, 2019

Graduate Showcase, Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO, 2019

Double Booked, group show, Serial Box, Columbia, MO, 2018

Midwest Center for Photography (MWCP), national juried exhibition, Wichita, KS, 2018

The Built Environment, McClure Engineering Company, juried show, Columbia, MO, 2018

OgallalaLand, Ain’t Bad Magazine Online Publication, 2018

Gradualism, Bingham Gallery, group show, Columbia, MO, 2018

Motley Crew Graduate Show, group show, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO, 2017

The Grant Collection, juried show, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2017

Milestones Alumni Show, group juried show, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH, 2017

OgallalaLand, photographic solo show, Clement Gallery, UT, Toledo, OH, 2014

The Human-Altered Landscape, International juried show, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, 2014

The Main Event Pop-Up Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

Selfie Toledo, group photo show, UT CVA Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

Hair, group show, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

OgallalaLand,photographic solo show, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2013

Derby Days, juried photo exhibition, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2012

Looking Forward and Back, group juried show, Gallery 333, Toledo, OH, 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior Thesis Exhibition, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH, 2009

Recession & Recovery National Juried Exhibition, Art Space Gallery, Columbia, MO, 2009

BGSU Cream of the Crop President’s Suite, 2009

32 degrees Photo Club group show, 2008

Through the Lens, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Indiana, 2008

Photo Club group show, 2007

Art-o-matic 419 Lite Regional group show, 2007



Vice President of Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS), MIZZOU, 2018

Facilitator, Wood County People’s First Chapter, 2016

Wood Lane Photography Project contributor, 2013-16

Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Northwest Conference Planning Committee, 2016

Association of Student Delegates (ASD) Representative AOTA, 2012

Photo Club President, BGSU, 2012

Member of Art Senate, BGSU, 2012 


Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS), 2017-19

Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) member, 2010-19

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 2010-19

Ohio Sibling Initiatives for Brothers and Sisters (SIBS), 2009-19