Diane Dimeff

Executive Director

Diane Dimeff is the executive director of eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship where she oversees the three programs the Center offers: The eSpace Business Incubator, the Straight to Space workforce development program, and the Venture Design program with the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also teaches entrepreneurship, market analysis, and strategy in the CU Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Graduate Projects course, a course supported by eSpace.

Diane has over 30 years of experience in the field of education - as a teacher, consultant, and program developer. Prior to joining eSpace, Diane was the associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, the assistant dean and director of MBA programs at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, executive director of the evening and weekend MBA programs at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and director of MBA programs at the University of San Francisco. In addition to her work with a wide variety of educational institutions, Diane was a consultant with the San Francisco office of KPMG Peat Marwick (now BearingPoint), where she specialized in operations for corporate clients and marketing, management, and operations for educational clients.

Diane is the co-author of a case study entitled Energy and Climate Change Strategy at Diageo, PLC and a mathematics textbook used to prepare high school students for the California State Hart Bill Examination. While at KPMG Peat Marwick, she co-authored Cost Accounting for Universities for NACUBO.

An educator by background, Diane began her career as a high school mathematics teacher and has taught quantitative methods, marketing, and strategy in business schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Diane earned her B.A. in anthropology and mathematics, her mathematics and social sciences teaching credentials, as well as her MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.