Dr. Dillon is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. Her office is on the Marietta campus, former site of Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), where she was hired as an assistant professor in 1992. Dr. Dillon earned a Ph. D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia and a B.A., with a major in mathematics and minor in philosophy, from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She started teaching as a graduate student in 1982 at the University of Virginia. Besides the University of Virginia and SPSU/KSU, Dr. Dillon has taught at Duke University, Indiana State University, Georgia Tech, and l'Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) in France.
Professor Dillon's mathematical interests include Lie theory, geometry, history, and connections between mathematics, art, and culture.