Dr. Andrea Zavakos (“Andy”) has taught as an adjunct professor at Antioch University Midwest for several years, and developed the graduate certificate in Human Resource Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Before that, a lifelong fascination with learning took her to faraway places that provided diverse work experiences. With such travels came exposure to many cultures and viewpoints, which serves her well as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at the University of Dayton since 2013.
Andrea’s expertise in HR developed through years of working in higher education, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and service industries. She earned a BA in Psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii while serving full-time in the U.S. Navy. Following her honorable discharge from the service, Andy earned her MBA in Total Quality Management from Dowling College, on Long Island, NY, commuting from her full-time HR job in Queens with Swingline Staplers. She is certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute as both a Global and Senior Professional in HR and is a trained Executive Coach. She returned to the Dayton region in 1992, serving in leadership roles for small and large corporations before starting her current position.