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Patricia Ciavarello

Assistant Dean of Outreach and Undergraduate Programs, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business


MS, 2005, Hofstra Univ


Patricia Ciavarello is Assistant Dean of Outreach and Undergraduate Programs at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Professor Ciavarello administers the business school's content marketing, brand management, digital analytics, web development and social media strategy. She also advises students and manages all undergraduate programming including the Dean's Business Scholars Program, Undergraduate Executive Speaker Series, Zarb House, the integrated Business and Society core course, community engagement initiatives, and the Zarb Undergraduate Student Leadership Council. Professor Ciavarello cultivates relationships with corporations and government agencies fostering employment and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Prior to joining Hofstra, Professor Ciavarello worked within health care and marketing, overseeing a network comprised of two major hospital divisions, two specialized long-term care facilities and over 70 satellite locations. She raised over one million dollars annually for the hospital cause and directed all marketing efforts, resulting in an increase to over one million visits per year.

In addition to her role within the Dean's Office, Professor Ciavarello serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Department of Marketing and International Business. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in marketing from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in education with a concentration in higher education at Hofstra University. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the Golden Key Honor Society and an avid volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

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