Maria R. Garcia Altobello, EdD

Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franklin Pierce University

Maria R. Garcia Altobello is the dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

Altobello has extensive expertise and consulting experience in education, strategic management, new investment opportunities, financial management, database design and implementation, and project management. Her consulting work spans numerous industries, including banking, education, engineering, media, oil, precious metals, procurement, publishing, and travel, both in the United States and in her native Venezuela.

She has taught courses in accounting, database systems, client/server computing, web site development, and information systems to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. Her research interests relate to issues surrounding adult learners, including prior level assessment, retention, and quality in distance education.

She received an EdD in instructional technology and distance education and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, an ALM from Harvard Extension School, and a BS in business from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela.


  • EdD Nova Southeastern University