As Chief Information Officer at Columbus College of Art & Design Gardzina oversees Packard Library, academic technology, administrative and business systems, user support, and network and telecommunications. He came to CCAD from Bucknell University where he served as Director of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship within Library and Information Technology. Gardzina previously worked as Director of Instructional Technology and Interim Co-Chief Information Officer at The College of Wooster in Ohio and served in IT roles at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and Duke University in North Carolina.
Before his time in higher education he was a faculty member at Cary Academy where he taught history, coached the cross country and track and field teams; he also helped establish a technology program for Wake County high school students.
Gardzina holds a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University and master's degree in European history from The Catholic University of America and is a 2016 Leading Change Institute Fellow.