Dr. Maria Puzziferro currently serves as the Executive Director for Online Education at University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences. She has worked in the field of online education and higher education administration for more than 20 years at both public and private universities as a Director, Dean, Provost and President. She has also developed and taught online and face-to-face courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Puzziferro combines innovation in curriculum and academic offerings with creativity in leveraging technology to improve the student academic experience, and actively publishes and presents on the topic of online education. She earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education.