Dr. Piyusha SinghPiyusha Singh, Ph.D., currently associate dean of the school of liberal arts at Excelsior College, will begin as vice president of online education this spring.

“I have worked with Dr. Singh before and know how talented she is,” says President Scott Dalrymple. “Dr. Singh puts students first and always strives for excellence. At Columbia College, she will oversee one of the largest online operations in the country, and I know she’s up for the challenge.”

Singh will be charged with taking online education to a new level. She will be in charge of learning management systems, course design and development, faculty oversight, and implementing exciting new technologies.

I have worked with Dr. Singh before and know how talented she is.

“Columbia College has an outstanding reputation for creating and providing innovative online programs,” says Singh. “This is an exciting time to be in online education as we have the opportunity to shape the future of higher education. I am honored to have the opportunity to join the team and excited to guide the next phase of Columbia College’s online growth.”

Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and geography and a Ph.D. in public policy and management. She has taught courses in informatics and criminal justice at both the University of Albany and Excelsior College. She also served as a program director for the master’s degree in criminal justice at Excelsior College.