Walsh University has named Alan J. Digianantonio, Ed.D. as the new Director of the Center…./  Dr. Digianantonio currently serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs for Walsh’s Division of Education, a position he has held since 2018.

As Director of the Center…., Dr. Digianantonio will be responsible for…..

A 1975 graduate of Walsh, Dr. Digianantonio joined the University professionally in 2004 as an adjunct graduate faculty member in Education. He joined the faculty full-time as Associate Professor in 2010 and was promoted to Professor in 2014 teaching graduate coursework in the Division of Education. He was instrumental in the development of the educational leadership program and served on various college-wide and division level committees. In 2014, he was named Director of Graduate Education Studies. In 2018, he was appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs.

Dr. Digianantonio’s scholarship has focused on active learning pedagogies. He has presented professionally, most recently on Whole Brain Teaching, Faculty Learning Communities, and Problem-Based Learning on the national, state and regional levels.  He is active on campus and currently serves as Walsh University’s Representative to the Golden Apple Selection Committee for the Diocese of Youngstown.

Prior to Walsh, he served as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools from 1998-2010.  In this role, he oversaw and directed the curricular and instructional program for all high schools and elementary schools, which included development of courses of study and assisting schools through the accreditation process with the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. From 1975-1998, he served in various roles at St. Thomas Aquinas High School including Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Interim Principal and English Teacher from 1975-1987.

Dr. Digianantonio earned both his Ed.D. in Educational Administration and MAED in English Education from the University of Akron, along with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Walsh University.