educator & Administrator

Monica D.T. Rysavy,

Ph.D., Ed.D.


My Story

I have nearly two decades of experiences teaching students from first grade through college (including returning adult learners – a group I’m particularly passionate about working with). An experienced faculty developer, I’ve helped faculty refine their teaching techniques with research-based practices and advance their scholarly agendas with personalized and practical guidance.

My experience

by the numbers

Years in Education

Peer-reviewed articles

journal columns

book chapters

Get to know me

recent podcast

Featured Publications

Rysavy, M. & Michalak, R. (2019). Onboarding 2.0: Methods of Designing and Deploying Effective Onboarding Training for Academic Libraries. In Nova Science Publishers.

Rysavy, M. & Michalak, R. (2019). Data privacy and academic libraries: Non-PII, PII, and librarians’ reflections (Part 1). Journal of Library Administration 59(5), 532-547.

Michalak, R., Rysavy, M., & Dawes, T. A. (2019). What degree is necessary to lead? ARL directors’ perceptions­­. College & Research Libraries. 80(6), 752-765.

Rysavy, M., Michalak, R., & Hunt, K. (2018). Mapping points of interest: An analysis of students’ engagement with digital primary sources through digital heat maps and written reflection. American Journal of Distance Education, 32(3), 202-216.


Academic Leadership Academy

The Pennsylvania State University


This nomination-only professional development experience provides a selective group of academic administrators intensive, year-long professional development on subjects related to team building, budget management, strategic planning, and faculty development.

Learning, Design, & Technology

The Pennsylvania State University



Achievement Goal Orientation and its Implications for Workplace Goal Setting Programs, Supervisory/Subordinate Relationships, and Training

Educational Leadership

Wilmington University



An Action Plan for the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District to Improve Teachers’ Integration of Technology into the Classroom

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Get In Touch

I’m always happy to discuss collaboration, consulting, and employment opportunities. Please contact me and let me know how I can help you!

Educator & Administrator

Monica D.T. Rysavy

Ph.D., Ed.D.