About the Head of College

Head Dinkler, who has been on the Yale faculty for 10 years, is an expert in the areas of religious studies and contemporary literary theory, and her scholarly work focuses on narratives and storytelling, particularly the ways they reflect and shape communities. She has published and edited numerous books, chapters, and articles, and she is a research fellow at Universität Regensburg, and a research associate at the University of Pretoria. Born and raised in California, Professor Dinkler attended Stanford University for her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature, Gordon-Conwell Seminary for her M.Div., and Harvard University for her doctorate in New Testament and Early Christian History. Professor Dinkler has had years of experience supporting students from vastly diverse backgrounds as they have prepared for vastly diverse futures. She is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). More about her research can be found at her Yale Divinity School faculty page.

Associate Head of College, Dr. John Dinkler, is a cardiologist who practices at Consulting Cardiologists, PC in Wallingford and serves as the director of outpatient quality at Hartford Healthcare’s Heart and Vascular Institute. Born and raised in California, Dr. Dinkler attended UC Davis for his B.A., Boston University School of Medicine for his M.D. and BU School of Public Health for an M.P.H., and he completed residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also has a Ph.D. in health policy from UCLA.

They live in the college with their two children, Alethea and Daelen, and their mini goldendoodle, Atticus.