Michael Frasciello Portrait

Michael Frasciello, Ph.D.

Leadership Team

Dean, Professor of Practice

Mike has been with Syracuse University since 2000, when he joined University College to launch the Syracuse University Technology-enhanced Instruction business unit. Over his next thirteen years with the College, Mike 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, Mike was appointed Director of Online Learning at the College of Engineering and Computer Science. In this role, Mike directed the launch of five online graduate programs and related activities, including strategic marketing planning and implementation, faculty training and preparedness, course design and development, instructional facilities design and management, and program evaluation.

In 2016, Mike was appointed Interim Dean of University College, and permanently appointed Dean in 2017. In this role, Mike leads a talented and dedicated staff who support a portfolio of high quality online and residential credit and non-credit undergraduate and graduate programs, the English Language Institute, the Veterans Resource Center, and Summer@Syracuse programs.

Prior to joining the University, Mike served for 10 years in the United States Air Force, and later worked as a technical communications developer. Mike conducts research in continuing education and online learning, and has designed and taught many courses in residential, online, condensed and blended formats. An experienced presenter on topics of digital learning and instructional technology, he is involved with several professional and academic organizations, including 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.

Mike 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.