Guy D. Vitaglione named assistant dean of online education

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina — Campbell University Dean of Adult & Online Education Dr. John Roberson has announced the appointment of Dr. Guy D. Vitaglione as the assistant dean of online education. This new position is intended to bring increased emphasis to the university’s growing initiatives in online education to include Campbell University Online.

The assistant dean will oversee instructional technology and design and serve as director of the university’s virtual campus, Campbell University Online.

“I am pleased that Dr. Vitaglione accepted the University’s invitation to invest his talents and expertise in online education at Campbell,” Roberson said. “He brings to the position a broad knowledge of higher education, an understanding of the importance of online education’s place within the academy, years of demonstrated expertise within the classroom, and a sterling record as an administrator. I could not be more pleased for him or for the university.”

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Vitaglione earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy at Guilford College and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Kansas State University.

In 1998, Dr. Vitaglione joined the faculty at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as an assistant professor of psychology. While at the WV Institute of Technology, he transitioned the psychology program to include an online option, was promoted to full professor, served as chairman of the Department of Psychology, and, ultimately, served as strategic planning coordinator for the university.

Dr. Vitaglione joined Strayer University in 2012 as a campus academic dean. In 2014, Strayer promoted him to Senior Academic Advisor – Carolinas Region.

“Dr. Vitaglione is a seasoned educational professional having served in the roles of professor, department chair and senior level administration,” said Dr. Mark L. Hammond, Campbell’s vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The talent and creativity he brings to this important area of Campbell’s future is of the upmost importance as the university continues to position itself in the online education marketplace. I look forward to working with him.”

In commenting on the position, Vitaglione acknowledged the tremendous opportunity before him as assistant dean of online education: “Campbell has provided an online option for students since 1999. There is already in place a solid foundation upon which I will have the privilege of continuing to build.”

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Vitaglione and his wife, Susannah, are the proud parents of Grace and Ella. The Vitagliones are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary. Dr. Vitaglione assumes his duties on July 6, 2015.