Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., is the president of Hollins University and president emerita of the College of Saint Benedict. In addition to the Teagle Foundation, she is a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Interfaith Youth Core, Saint Mary’s School, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She chairs the AAC&U Presidents’ Trust. Hinton’s scholarship focuses on leadership and inclusion in higher education. She is the author of The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America and is a frequent op-ed contributor across higher education publications. Hinton earned a Ph.D. in religion and religious education with high honors from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College. She also holds honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Misericordia University and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Hinton is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, was the recipient of the Bicentennial Medal from Williams College, and was recognized with Credo’s eighth annual Courageous Leadership Award. She holds two honorary doctorate degrees.