Dr. Andy Dipaolo | Biography
Dr. Andy DiPaolo
Executive Director, Stanford Center for Professional Development
Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Stanford University


Dr. Andy DiPaolo is the founding Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) and Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He is responsible for leading one of the largest university continuing education organizations and distance education networks in the U.S. delivering graduate and non-credit programs to technical professionals, managers and executives worldwide. Using a variety of distance education and e-learning technologies the SCPD delivers a portfolio of over 450 live and asynchronous courses annually in support of career growth and corporate competitiveness.

Under DiPaolo’s leadership, the SCPD was created to meet the lifelong education needs of engineers, scientists, technical professionals and managers. In 1995 he developed award-winning Stanford Online, the first university system designed to deliver video-streamed academic courses on the internet and then led Stanford’s efforts to create the first ever university program to offer a complete graduate engineering degree online. In 2005, SCPD’s online certificate program on advanced project management received the Association for Continuing Higher Education’s premier award as the "Most Outstanding Professional Education Program in the U.S.” DiPaolo’s current focus is on the development of Stanford’s distance education activities in China and India.

Prior to assuming his Stanford University position in 1988, DiPaolo was the Director of Media Services at Boston University. Before that he was an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Toledo. He has also held the position of Media Program Training Manager at Indiana University where he received his doctoral degree in instructional systems technology.

DiPaolo has extensive experience in distance education and e-learning, especially in applications related to economic growth, innovation and lifelong learning, He has a long history as an advisor to public and private sector groups in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim on the strategic use of technology to address education and training needs and in the development of new models for distributed learning.

Contact information: E-Mail 650-723-3616 or 650-444-4694 mobile
Complete bio: http://scpd.stanford.edu/scpd/about/bio/aDiPaoloExt.htm

Information on the SCPD: http://scpd.stanford.edu