Stephen diFilipo’s unique attribute is assessing emerging and evolving technologies and
identifying the intersections where technologies and user requirements meet.
Currently Stephen is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cecil College.
Previously he served as the Chief Technology Officer at Gloucester County College. In these
positions he has provided executive leadership to the higher education sector specifically
leveraging technology to maximize business operations and enhance academic programs..
Stephen focuses on the role of emerging and evolving technology in the delivery and support of
teaching and learning.
In addition to traditional IT responsibilities Stephen has become a champion for the use of
social media in higher education Through strategic advising he continues to advance the role
social media plays in engaging students and the community. He recently participated on a
panel addressing the use of social media in higher education at the eLearning Forum Asia 2011
conference held in Singapore.
Previously Stephen has provided technology leadership for Campbell Soup Company, Comcast,
PECO, CIGNA, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Exelon, Rowan University, Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-
Cohen, Delaware Investment and Deborah Heart and Lung Center.
Stephen has served in an adjunct capacity at many colleges and universities providing
instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses he has provided instruction for
include: “Digital Photography as a Social Experience” “Basics of Computer Literacy”, “Academic
Software Assessment & Selection”, “Basics of Photography”, “Video Production” and “Video
Editing”. For the past 9 years he has taught a course in digital photography focusing on
photography as a social experience.
Other achievements and awards include recognition for writing/producing/directing television
programming in the areas of international program syndication, public service announcements,
broadcast television, medical education and corporate training,
As a classically trained musician Stephen spent his early career years performing and
entertaining in diverse performance venues throughout the United States.
Stephen’s professional interests include leadership development, mentor-ship, emerging
technologies, technology integration, communication theory and the evolution of neurology and
Stephen earned his Master of Arts from New York University in the study of Media Ecology.
While at NYU he developed a theory of mass media adoption of emerging technology focusing
on the development of holography as a mass medium.