Nina Dini
  • Master of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science, Nice Institute of Technology, Nice, France, 1974

Nina Dini began her career a computer analyst and programmer before pursuing a graduate degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduation, Dini was offered a research position at IBM in Chicago, but, for family reasons, she moved to Springfield, Mass. Dini worked for two years at the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as a systems analyst and application programmer before switching back to re-experience the richness of academia and the thrill of the classroom. For the next five years, she taught as a super adjunct at both Western New England College and Springfield College before her appointment as full-time faculty member at Springfield College.

Research Interests

  • Database design
  • Implementation and management
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Microcomputer applications

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Computer Concepts
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Database Development and Management
  • Advanced Database Development and Management
  • Systems Analysis and Software Design
  • COBOL and File Processing
  • Computer Systems Seminar

Certifications and Memberships

  • Faculty Senate and chair of Student Affairs
  • Spiritual Life Committee
  • Social Justice Committee
  • Holocaust Remembrance Committee
  • Advancement of Service Learning Committee
  • Faculty Technology Committee
  • Equal Opportunity Committee
  • Racial Diversity Committee
  • Information Literacy Program
  • Oral Communication and Critical Thinking Program
  • Writing Fellows Program
  • Membe, Regional Baha'i Council for the Northeastern States
  • Member, Western Massachusetts Interfaith Council

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Pedagogical Innovations: Information Literacy Application in Computer Science Curriculum
  • Digital Technologies and Legal Issues
  • Team Training: Enhancement of Oral Communication Among College Students
  • Development and Enhancement of Critical Thinking in College Students
  • Study of Online Assessment Tools in Improving Students’ Ability to Think Critically