Christopher Cuccia, EdD
Since June 2010, Dr. Christopher Cuccia has served as the Academic Assistant Vice President for the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall management of all academic services on the campus while also working very closely with faculty members and academic administrators in the planning and development of new academic programs
After a brief experience in the corporate sector, Dr. Cuccia returned to St. John’s in the fall of 1998 as a Financial Aid Counselor. During his four years in this position, he assisted both undergraduate and graduate students finance their education and better understand their aid and payment options. Following four years in this capacity, he was promoted to the position of Associate Director of the University Freshman Center in September, 2002. He held this position for approximately eight years prior to his current appointment.
Dr. Cuccia has enjoyed a distinguished career at St. John’s, where he earned the degree of Doctor of Education in 2009, during which he has amassed several certificates and citations, including the Professional Development and Online Pedagogy certificate programs, a 2007 Founders Week award and an Outstanding Administrators medal in 2013.
Dr. Cuccia is an active member of several professional organizations, including the National Academic Advisors Association and the National Branch Campus Administrators Association. He received the 2012 Excellence in Education award from the Turkish Cultural Center Staten Island and a 2007 Founder’s Week Award from St. John’s University. Dr. Cuccia is also a member of several University- and community-related committees, including the Snug Harbor Task Force Education Committee, the Italian Cultural Center of St. John’s University, and the University’s Presidential Multicultural Advisory Committee.
In addition to having recently joined the Higher Education Administration faculty for the School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University, Dr. Cuccia is also an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Division of Administration and Instructional Leadership for The School of Education at St. John’s University.