Claudia Santin
Claudia SantinOnline MBA Faculty
EdD, Nova Southeastern University
MA, College of New Jersey
BA, College of New Jersey
MBA Certificate, Nova Southeastern University
Graduate Certificate, Nova Southeastern University
Certificate, Corporate Strategy, University of Chicago

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Dr. Claudia Santin, EdD, has, over the last 25 years, established a reputation as a pragmatic change agent and effective team builder. She has served in the capacity of university president and provost/academic vice president at Northcentral University. Under her leadership, the NCU School of Business received ACBSP accreditation.

At Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Santin was associate dean of business at the Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and then dean of leadership studies at the Fischler Graduate School. In these series of progressively demanding positions, she blended the components of a superb higher education experience, especially in the field of online delivery systems, with the demands of both the domestic and international marketplace, consistently achieving the delicate balance of quality and profit.

At the MBA level, Dr. Santin has taught developing human capital, organizational leadership and change, leadership theory, systems thinking, and change management.

At the doctoral level, Dr. Santin serves as dissertation chair and teaches higher education and organizational leadership, governance, institutional advancement, driving change, marketing higher education, and managing financial resources for program prioritization.

Dr. Santin pursues ongoing professional development, as well as maintains a consistent schedule of conference presentation and publication. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and has earned numerous certificates and post-master’s credits in online teaching. She serves as an associate editor for Management Education: An International Journal and Change Management: An International Journal.

Dr. Santin also serves as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Virtual Leadership, the Journal of eLearning and Teaching, and the Journal of Online Higher Education. She is also vice president and executive director of the eLearning Institute.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, and watching British murder mysteries.


“Holistic Mentoring and Coaching to Sustain Organizational Change and Innovation” (with Blaess, Hollywood, & Bloom). (2016, May). Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership, 2(1). pp. 32-46.

The paper, “The Internationalization of Higher Education” (with B. Dellegrazie) was published in the May 2016 proceedings of The Symposium on International Human Capital Management hosted by Hebei University of Economics and Business (HEUB) in Shijizhuang, China.

“MBA Curriculum Innovation: Focus on Ethics and Social Responsibility” (with Bucchi, P.) (2016). Journal of Business Leadership Today, (JOBLT), 7(4)

“The Role of Servant Leadership in Developing Human Capital (with Bucchi, P.) (2015).  Journal of Business Leadership Today Leadership (JOBLT), 10.

“Advancing Innovation through Faculty Entrepreneurship” (with Bucchi, P.). (2015). Journal of Contemporary Educational Leadership, 6(2).

“A Challenge for Higher Education: Preparing Competent Global Leaders” (with Hollywood, K & Blaess, D). (2014) Management Education: An International Journal, 13(3), 13-22.

“Creating a Culture of Innovation: Diversity and Inclusion as Drivers.” Journal of Business Leadership Today (JOBLT), September 2014.


Oct. 2015, Santin, C. presented the paper, “Mentoring as a Catalyst for Organizational Innovation” (with D. Blaess and K. Hollywood) at The 8th Annual Mentoring Conference-New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation, at the University of New Mexico.

2015, Driving Innovation Through Faculty Involvement (with P. Bucchi, K. Hollywood, and D. Blaess). 24th Annual International Leadership Conference in Seattle, Washington.

2015, Creating and Sustaining a Learner‐Centered Institutional Culture (with K. Hollywood & D. Blaess). 24th Annual International Leadership Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Feb. 2015, Championing Diversity and Inclusion to Create a Culture of Innovation” (With K. Hollywood, and D. Blaess).  Fifteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations at the University of California-Berkeley.

Pedogogical Methods

Inquiry-based learning to promote innovation in the workplace;

Excursions/Trips with Students or for Academic Research

Presented the lecture, “Creativity as a Catalyst for Innovation,” to students enrolled in the CUC/HUEB cooperative program at Hebei University of Economics and Business (HUEB) in Shijizhuang, China on May 15,  2016.

Presented “How to Facilitate Learning for International Business Students,” On May 14, 2016, at the Symposium on International Human Capital Management at the Shijiazhuang Botanical Garden Conference Center in China, hosted by Hebei University of Economics and Business (HUEB).