Dr. Diana Reynolds-Cordileone

Dr. Diana Reynolds-Cordileone

  • Professor of History
  • Phone: 619-849-2319


  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., University of California San Diego
  • Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
  • B.A., San Diego State University


Diana Reynolds-Cordileone is a two-time Fulbright Grantee, and she conducts research in Vienna, Austria nearly every year.  She is also the PLNU campus Fulbright Adviser.

Dr. Reynolds-Cordileone was raised in San Diego, but spent several years living and studying in Germany after graduating from San Diego State University.  After returning to San Diego, she completed her education at UCSD.

Her research has focused on the history of art history, fin-de-siècle Vienna, and the Austro-Hungarian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina after 1878, and she has published numerous essays and articles on these topics.

Her books include Alois Riegl in Vienna 1875-1905: An Institutional Biography (2014) and co-edited (with Clemens Ruthner, Raymond Detrez and Usha Reber) Wechsel Wirkungen: The Social, political and cultural impact of Austro-Hungarian occupation on Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1878-1918 (2014). Two manuscripts in preparation include: What Would Nietzsche Do? A Meditation on Nietzsche’s Insights about Living Christian-ly, and Coming of Age on the Bosnian Frontier: The Memoirs of Jelica Belović, 1893-1909.

Dr. Cordileone is passionate about research and writing and enjoys mentoring students on these topics. She is presently the faculty adviser for Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, and she teaches courses in Historical Methods, Modern Europe and European Intellectual History.