Michael Frasciello

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Michael Frasciello

Michael Frasciello has been with Syracuse University since 2000, when he joined University College (now the College of Professional Studies) to launch the Syracuse University Technology-enhanced Instructional Solutions business unit. Over his next 13 years with the College, Frasciello served as Director of Information and Learning Systems, and as Assistant Dean of Online Learning, where he provided campus-wide leadership in support of Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate online and continuing education initiatives.

In 2013, Frasciello was appointed Director of Online Learning at the College of Engineering and Computer Science. In this role, Frasciello directed the launch of five online graduate programs and related activities, including strategic marketing planning and implementation, enrollment and inquiry management, faculty training and preparedness, course design and development, instructional facilities design and management, program administration, and course and program evaluation.

In 2016, Frasciello was appointed Interim Dean of University College and in 2017, Dean of University College. Frasciello leads a talented staff of professionals who support an evolving portfolio of market-sensitive residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs, executive and professional accelerated education and training, language and culture programming for international students, and pre-college programs. Frasciello also leads the Syracuse University Global initiative, serving as the institutional lead within Syracuse University responsible for achieving the University’s goals for digital and online program initiatives: expanding online education opportunities; growing enrollment nationally and internationally from a leadership position in online education; and leveraging collaboration among the University’s schools and colleges to develop online degrees, certificates, and alternative credentials.

Prior to joining the University, Frasciello served for 10 years in the United States Air Force, and later worked as a technical communications developer. Frasciello conducts research in professional, continuing and online education, and has designed and taught innovative and experimental online and technology-mediated graduate and undergraduate courses. An experienced educator and presenter on topics of digital learning and instructional technology, he is active in several professional and academic organizations, including the American Society for Engineering Education, the Association for Continuing Higher Education, the Online Learning Consortium, the Institute for Engaged Leaders in Online Learning, and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Frasciello earned a doctorate of philosophy in composition and cultural rhetoric from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, a master of professional communication from Westminster College, a bachelor of science in political science and government from the University of Maryland, and an associate of applied science from the Community College of the Air Force.