Andrew R. Casiello

Associate Vice President for Distance Learning

Andy Casiello is Associate Vice President for Distance Learning at Old Dominion University.  In this capacity Casiello is responsible for ODU’s Distance Learning organization, which delivers 60 degree programs servicing one-fifth of ODU’s entire student population at 50 locations, and to homes, offices military facilities and other institutions worldwide.   The Distance Learning program is an $11M per year operation with over 130 staff.  The University’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), a center for excellence and innovation in instructional design and technology also falls within this organization.  Casiello is responsible for managing the systems and operations that integrate technology with pedagogy – from live distance education classes with over 25,000 registrations per year to online classes and faculty support systems.  

Prior to being named to his current position Casiello held the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Technology Services at ODU.  In that capacity he was responsible for a wide range of technological systems and services for the University including satellite, Internet and other media based distance education networks and studios as well as the video production operation, graphics and multimedia development teams.

Previously Casiello held the position of Vice President of Technology for National Technological University (NTU – now part of Walden University) in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Mr. Casiello was responsible for all technology areas of NTU including the satellite network, Information Technology, On-Line delivery and the web development group.  

Prior to being appointed Satellite Network Director of NTU he held the position of Chief Engineer (1985-1992) and Acting Director (1991-1992) for the Video Instructional Program (VIP), University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  While he held the position of Acting Director at the University of Massachusetts Casiello was presented with the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Service award for 1992.  Casiello was later honored with NTU’s Outstanding Achievement award (1998) for the construction of NTU’s headquarters uplink and on-demand video transmission center. 

Casiello is currently working toward a PhD in Higher Education Administration at Old Dominion University.  He holds an associate’s degree (AS) in Telecommunications Technology from Springfield Technical Community Colleges, in Springfield, MA, a bachelor’s (BS) degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.  Casiello recently completed the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Casiello holds an FCC General Radiotelephone license, a Massachusetts Master Technician’s license and an FCC Amateur Extra Operators license.  Casiello is a volunteer examiner for the American Radio Relay League.  He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Andy and his wife Shellee live with their two children in Norfolk, Virginia.