Dr. David DiMattio Named Dean of STEM

Dr. David DiMattioMarch 24, 2014, Blue Bell/Pottstown, Pa.—Dr. David DiMattio was recently selected as dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Montgomery County Community College, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, Pa.

In his new role, DiMattio provides strategic direction for STEM division, which includes Biotechnology, Cloud Computing, Computer Networking, Electronic Game and Stimulation Design, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Software Engineering, and Web Design and Development.

DiMattio comes to MCCC from St. Bonaventure University, N.Y., where he has served in both faculty and administrative roles since 1999. He began his 14-year tenure as an Assistant Professor of Physics and then later became the Dean of Clare College and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.

While at St. Bonaventure University, DiMattio was responsible for the development and implementation of a 12-area core curriculum that aligned with the University’s mission; engaged in institutional strategic planning, academic planning and program development, and accreditation; established partnerships with local industry for student internships; fully implemented a dual enrollment program in Warren County, Pa.; and served as a board member of the Challenger Learning Center, a space-themed educational facility to simulate youth interest in STEM. He also has extensive experience with grants and participates in other scholarly activities such as service, research, publications, and presentations.

DiMattio has a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from St. Bonaventure University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Mo.

- Diane VanDyke

PHOTO: Dr. David DiMattio. Photo by Sandi Yanisko