Andy DiPaolo is the Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) and Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. Under DiPaolos leadership the SCPD was created as a means for Stanford to meet the career-long education needs of technical professionals and managers. The SCPD includes one of the largest distance education networks in the United States delivering graduate degree programs, credit courses, certificate programs and professional education to students in Silicon Valley and around the world. Prior to Stanford University, DiPaolo held faculty and administrative positions at Boston University, the University of Toledo and Indiana University where he received his doctoral degree in instructional systems technology. DiPaolo has a long history as an advisor to higher education organizations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific on the development of new models for distributed learning.