Diana R. Lamphiere is an instructor of finance and commercial law at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, and is adjunct faculty in the Integrative Studies program at Grand Valley State University. She previously taught in the legal studies programs at both Grand Valley State University and Davenport University. Her teaching and research areas include law and ethics and how they intersect with society, as well as diversity, human trafficking, leadership for social change, and life journeys. In addition to her service and Board Vice President of The Diatribe, she also serves as board vice president for Migrant Legal Aid, and as board secretary for the Grand Rapids Film Festival.
Her legal experience includes practice in the area of business transactions and business litigation, advising businesses, individuals and non-profits; externing at the Cook County State Attorney’s Office while in law school; clerking with a judge in the chancery division of the Circuit Court of Cook County upon graduation from law school; practicing law in a large firm and a small firm; working in-house as a contracts associate for Brilliance Publishing (an Amazon company), and for LexisNexis as an attorney advisor in the commercial transactions area of Lexis Practice Advisor.