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A native of Port Chester, New York, Dr. Dinter-Gottlieb was educated at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Northeastern University, Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Dinter-Gottlieb's research and scholarly activities include work on self-cleavage of the Tetrahymena intron with Nobel Laureate Dr. Thomas R. Cech (1989). Her recent focus has been in the application of biotechnology to the study of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
She was a teacher and science curriculum specialist in Massachusetts' Brookline School System. In 1976 she taught at the American International School in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado and taught at Drexel University from 1986-1996 and 1997-2003 at State University of New York College at Buffalo and Pace University.
Dr. Dinter-Gottlieb assumed the presidency of Acadia University on September 1, 2003. On January 4, 2008, she tendered her resignation as President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia, effective February 29, 2008, before the completion of her first term. 
During her tenure, Acadia built a new Biology building and Learning Commons and $52 million was raised in the Capital Campaign.
She currently serves National Executive Director of the American Society of the University of Haifa.