About Our Dean
Philip DiSalvio is the founding dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (formerly University College). Dr. DiSalvio holds an EdD from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, a post-doctoral Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Fellowship in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University, an MEd from Northeastern University and a BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
With over twenty-five years of experience in academic leadership, graduate education and program development, Dr. DiSalvio has been interviewed extensively in various media publications on the subject of higher education, professional education and online learning.
Dr. DiSalvio has presented at the University Professional & Continuing Education Association Annual Conferences, the University Professional & Continuing Education Association Marketing Seminars, and the Annual Sloan-C International Conferences on Online Learning. He has been a featured presenter for Academic Leader Magna Online Seminars and a featured speaker at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Leaders Conference.
Upcoming and recent publications include "University of Massachusetts Boston: Reconstituting a Continuing Education Division to a Degree Granting Academic Unit," in Continuing Higher Education Review (Harvard University - Fall 2012); "SetonWorldWide: A Case Study of Student Success," in the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Volume 13, No. 3); "Harvard Online: Paradigm Shift, or Business as Usual?" in University Business; and the book chapter "Leadership Development and the Saint Boniface Healthcare System" in The Practice of Evidence-Based Management.
Serving as a strategic planning consultant for educational, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations, Dr. DiSalvio has served in an advisory board capacity for a number of organizations and served as an institutional review board member for a large community hospital. He has served as an External Consultant for Higher Education Degree Program Review and Authorization for the Ohio Board of Regents and has been an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Health Administration Education.
Dr. DiSalvio is a member of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Online and Blended Teaching Oversight Board and is the recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Online Administration Award from the Center for Internet Technology in Education and eCollege. This award recognizes individuals who are seen as visionary in the development and management of successful online education.