Dr. Kirsten Diederich
Dr. Kirsten Diederich retired from her position as assistant professor in the biology department after 15 years at the college. A native of Fargo, N.D., she graduated from Fargo North High School and earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from North Dakota State University. She also earned a master's in entomology and a doctorate in zoology from NDSU.
Diederich began working at Concordia as an instructor in the biology department in 1997. She taught cell biology, anatomy and physiology, and evolutionary psychology. She was also an Orientation club mentor and a committee member for the neuroscience initiative at Concordia.
Diederich was a member of the board of directors for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead, served on a number of committees and has volunteered for several organizations including the F-M Humane Society. In 2010, Diederich was appointed to the State Board of Higher Education for the North Dakota University System.