Dr. Mike Giazzoni is the Director of College in High School at the University of Pittsburgh. College in High School is a program that enables over 3,000 students in 130 high schools to take University of Pittburgh classes during the normal school day with their high school teachers, at a reduced tuition rate.
In the past three years, College in High School has added over 25 schools and 12 courses. Included in that expansion are three cyber courses created in partnership with Pitt’s School of Computing and Information and the Pittsburgh office of the FBI, in a model that is now being launched nationally.
Mike has over 20 years experience in higher education. Prior to coming to College in High School, Mike worked in Pitt’s Honors College for 10 years where he taught, advised students, and coordinated student research and teaching fellowships.
He earned his BS in Physics from Penn State, an MA in English from Duquesne University, and a PhD in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught University courses in science as well as English composition, and is the author of publications on honors education.
Mike serves on boards for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Regional STEM Ecosystem, and the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy.
He lives in the north hills of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children, age 13 and 10, who don’t yet appreciate how hilarious his dad jokes really are.