Vancouver, Canada (Mar. 29, 2011) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has named Devon A. Cancilla, Ph.D., as the new Executive Director and Campus Dean at its Vancouver, Canada, campus.
Cancilla brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education instruction, research, and administration to the university. He plans to work on strengthening the academic offerings at NYIT-Vancouver while taking advantage of many collaborative projects with NYIT’s global campuses.
“Being a part of a global campus provides remarkable opportunities to enhance the educational experience available to students and faculty,” he said.
Cancilla joins NYIT from Western Washington University, where he was director of scientific technical services. While there, he developed and supported internal and external programs that enhanced the delivery of scientific research and education through collaborative activities. He also developed Western’s Integrated Laboratory Network (ILN), an award winning remote access system to university instrumentation for teaching and research activities.
With nearly 30 publications to his credit in journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Cancilla has also developed numerous workshops and projects on scientific education and remote learning technologies.
He received his bachelor’s degree in General Science and his master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa, and completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
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