Leah Sciabarrasi, PhD

Hello! Welcome to my personal site and Leader Log. You've landed in the right place if you want to know more about me or my thoughts about organizational leadership and planning. By day, I am the Faculty Program Director for the Masters in Organizational Leadership program, Leadership Certificate, and Data Analytics Certificate at Excelsior University. I also consult on accreditation and planning. Some of the work I've been privileged to work on in my career includes strategic planning, accreditation, online learning, recruitment, K12 partnerships, community engagement, and faculty development.  

Areas of Expertise

Higher Education

I have over 15 years of experience in higher education, serving in various faculty and administrative roles with experience and expertise in online learning, faculty development, accreditation, K12 bridge programs, community partnerships, and strategic planning.

Leadership

Throughout my career, I have served in various leadership roles pioneering online learning, overseeing faculty, collaborating with community leaders, and galvanizing strategic planning initiatives. My research interests include discovering innovative ways leaders can be more effective.

Accreditation

I've led accreditation initatives at both college and K12 levels. I currently consult with high schools on their accreditation, and I'm well versed in Middle States college and K12 accreditation. I've also served on visiting teams at the K12 level.

Planning

Planning is a passion of mine. I've led strategic planning initiatives at institutions, helped high schools to carry about accreditation action plans, and taken point on department goal projects. My research interests include discovering ways technology can enhance organizational effectiveness.

Resources

My Work
Five Crucial Innovations: A Method of Studying Evolutionary Change in Small Colleges

Five Crucial Innovations: A Method of Studying Evolutionary Change in Small Colleges

Jantsch, Scholarship
My Dissertation: Finding Erich Jantsch’s Five Crucial Innovations: A Study of Four Small Colleges

My Dissertation: Finding Erich Jantsch’s Five Crucial Innovations: A Study of Four Small Colleges

Jantsch, Scholarship
The Innovative Habit

The Innovative Habit

Ideas
Execution Education

Execution Education

Ideas
Leadership Annotated Bibliography

Leadership Annotated Bibliography

Reading
Higher Education Annotated Bibliography

Higher Education Annotated Bibliography

Reading
Reading List

Reading List

Reading
The Jantsch Project

The Jantsch Project

Jantsch

Resume

15 Years of Experience

Education

2017
Union Institute & University

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies 

Educational Studies and Ethical and Creative Leadership Concentrations

Advisor: Jennifer Raymond, Ph.D.

Committee: S. Chadwick, Ph.D., B. Watnick, Ph.D.

Title: Finding Erich Jantsch’s Five Crucial Innovations: A Study of Four Small Colleges

2009
Buffalo State College

Educational Technology

2005
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Buffalo, NY

Experience

2021- Current
Excelsior University

Faculty Program Director & Professor, MBA, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, Leadership Certificate, and Data Analytics Certificate

I oversee the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, Leadership Certificate, and Data Analytics Certificate. My focus is on ensuring the academic quality of the curriculum, as well as the administration and management of high-quality courses and faculty.

2021
Centivo

Senior Talent Management Specialist

I helped Centivo achieve its mission through three distinct initiatives: talent acquisition, workforce development, and supporting company growth and culture.

2017-2021
D'Youville University

Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Planning; Founder & Director, Institute for Teaching Innovation

Led high-level projects for the unit of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning. Co-chaired the Middle States Steering Committee. Developed and co-led the new strategic planning process for the college. Co-led K12 Partnerships, including Summer Camps. Developed the campus’ policy archive, which contains all of the campus’ policies, handbooks, and manuals in one location. Founded and led the Institute for Teaching Innovation.

2009-2017
Canisius College

Director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation and Adjunct Professor

Managed the Center for Online Learning & Innovation. Oversaw the discovery, creation, testing, and implementation of innovative educational technologies. Coordinated trainings and consultations offered by the Center.

Consulting Work

K12 & college accreditation

organizational planning

Research Interests

organizational leadership

planning

systems

futures

tech

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Contact

Get in Touch

Buffalo, NY

leahmsciabarrasi@gmail.com

Consulting Available

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