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Deirdre Letson-Christofalo, EdD 

Deirdre Letson-Christofalo

Dean and Associate Provost, School of Professional Studies and Innovation


Deirdre Letson-Christofalo, EdD, is the associate provost and dean of Moravian University’s School of Professional Studies and Innovation (SPSI). As dean of SPSI, Letson-Christofalo oversees all professional programs, from degree completion to master’s degrees, that are designed to strengthen students’ abilities to impact the current and future job market. 

One of the primary goals of the School of Professional Studies and Innovation is to partner with Lehigh Valley business leaders to help solve their problems as they deal with the adoption of artificial intelligence, 3D printing, coding, and other emerging innovations in technology.

Before coming to SPSI, Letson-Christofalo spearheaded initiatives such as the establishment of an Innovation Lab and the introduction of stackable credentials. These credentials allow students to earn certificates alongside their degree programs with a strategic focus on high-demand areas like blockchain technology, business analytics, digital marketing, and cybersecurity.

Additionally, Letson-Christofalo has excelled in forming valuable partnerships with Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Wireless, Pfizer, the Dallas Group, Cellebrite, and the ILA.

Letson-Christofalo earned her bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a master’s degree in administration and supervision in adult education from Montclair State University, an EdD in organizational leadership–higher education from Nova Southeastern University, and a certificate in design thinking and innovation from Stanford University.