Dr. Mary Dana Hinton is the fifteenth president of the College of Saint Benedict. She 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. Hinton has extensive administrative experience in Catholic higher education, national experience with non-profit K-12 education management and school development, and a philanthropic background in the corporate sector. Her scholarship focuses on African American religious history, religious education, and leadership, strategic planning, assessment, and diversity in the academy. Hinton is the author of "The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America." She is a member of the Minnesota Private College Council Board of Presidents and the Bonner Foundation Presidents' Advisory Council. Since 2012, Hinton has taught in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education doctoral program in higher education management.