Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Ed.D.

Vice Provost for Digital Learning 
Office of the Provost
Newman Hall, Room 229

Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocchi currently serves as Vice Provost for Digital Learning at St. John’s University.  From 2002-2014, Liz served in the Office of Academic Affairs at Long Island University, most recently as Associate Vice President for Online Learning (2013-2014).  She also served as Academic Dean, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York Campus (2001-2002), and as a faculty member and administrator at the New York College for Health Professions in Syosset, N.Y. (1993-2001). Liz holds an Ed.D. in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a D.C. from New York Chiropractic College, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Scranton. She also holds an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Teaching Certificate (Administrative Track) and completed the OLC Institute for Engaged Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) in 2010.

In her current role at St. John’s, Liz leads the Office of the Provost’s academic initiatives in the development of digital learning strategies and programs of study offered in fully online and blended formats. In addition, she provides leadership in the use of technology associated with on-campus instruction, oversees the Office of Online Learning & Services, and serves as a member of the Middle States Steering Committee.  Her most recent publications include a chapter on faculty development practices for blended learning in private higher education institutions in Blended learning: Research perspectives, volume 2 (2013), and an article regarding the assessment of blended degree programs in the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (2012).  Liz is also a frequent presenter at professional conferences focused on blended and online learning.

Liz serves as a site team evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2013-present).  An active member of the higher education professional community, she also served as Chair (2015) and Program Chair (2014) of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Blended Learning Conference & Workshop; Steering Committee member for the 2015 OLC International Conference on Online Learning, and Co-chair of the OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Advisory Board.

Liz currently resides with her family in Long Island, New York.  Her two children are her proudest accomplishment.