Diane Maleson is the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Professor Maleson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College where she majored in political science with an emphasis on Southeast Asian Studies and a minor in Russian. She received her J.D. degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. After law school she practiced briefly with a legal aid office in Colorado. In 1972 she started teaching at the Law School. Her teaching areas are Torts, Constitutional History, American Legal History and Law and Higher Education. Her interest in legal history was furthered enhanced during the twenty years she served as the Editor of the American Journal of Legal History.
During Professor Maleson’s years at Temple she has held many administrative positions. In the Law School she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as Vice Dean and for a year and a half as Acting Law Librarian. She also served on and chaired the Faculty Recruitment, Curriculum and Administrative Committees. At the university level, she was Vice Provost for Faculty from 1993 to 2001. In that capacity she oversaw the tenure and promotion process and served as a faculty advocate. She also was responsible for implementing procedures for merit, research and study leaves, contract renewals and other aspects of the Provost’s portfolio relating to faculty. She also chaired the President’s Faculty Affirmative Action Committee and was active in a task force that ultimately led to the recommendation that the Tyler School of Art move to the Main Campus.
Professor Maleson has also been active in service to the university. She was twice the Law School’s representative to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and sat for several years on the Human Subjects Committee at the Health Sciences Center. She has also served on various Presidential task forces and special committees.