As a faculty member in the Department of Music at UM-St. Louis since
1979 and as a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies at UM-St. Louis since 1982, Diane Touliatos has focused her research efforts in Eastern Medieval Chant, Ancient Greek Music, and Women Composers. In the area of musicology, she has achieved a world-wide reputation as an internationally published scholar. More specifically in the area of Medieval Byzantine Musicology and Women Composers, she has become a leading world-wide expert and consequently an invited speaker at conferences and university seminars all over Western Europe,Greece, Poland, Russia, and the former Yugoslavia. A book entitled Kassia: the Woman Too Brilliant to Become Empress is forthcoming.