• Corinne Benedetto, PhD

    Interim Dean, School for New Learning


Corinne Benedetto, Ph.D., became the interim dean for the School for New Learning on July 1, 2017. She joined the resident faculty of the school in 1998, earning tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2007. Prior to becoming interim dean, she served as associate dean for operations and enrollment management and as associate dean of undergraduate programs.

As an associate professor in SNL, Benedetto designed and taught courses focusing on human behavior and professional ethics. As associate dean, Benedetto oversaw the development and measurement of all SNL student progress, including retention, readmission and graduation initiatives. She led the design of SNL's undergraduate programs, as well as ongoing supervision of SNL's corporate partnerships with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Fifth Third Bank and the Fraternal Order of Police. Benedetto also has supervised the continuous improvement of online course design and delivery.

Benedetto earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the Department of Sociology, History and American Studies at Rosary College. She is currently pursuing a master's in Jewish studies from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, with a concentration in the area of biblical studies. Her current research focuses on the literary archetype for female characters in the Torah.

Prior to joining DePaul, she served as an adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and Rosary College. Benedetto lives in Aurora, Ill. and is the mother of three grown children.