Adrian Zappala

About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Dean of Graduate Studies
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Introduction Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Adrian Zappala, the Dean of Graduate Studies at Peirce College. I oversee the graduate degree program here, and am proud to work for an institution with a long-standing history of educating adult learners in Philadelphia. I have over nine years of experience in higher education, and my past positions include faculty member, program coordinator, and assistant dean.

I consider myself a lifelong learner. I earned my bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in History with a minor in Business Administration from Monmouth University. I also earned my Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary and Special Education and my Master of Science Education degree in Educational Leadership from Monmouth. My doctorate is in Post-Secondary and Adult Education from Capella University.

I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life, and I currently reside in Ocean County, N.J. I live with my wife, a children’s author, and our three school-aged daughters. When I’m not in the office, you can find me relaxing on the beach or hiking along the Appalachian Trail.