Peter DePietro

Peter DePietro

Professor of New Media; Executive Director of UC's Emeriti Center; Provost Fellow

Emery Hall


CCM Electronic Media Division - 0003

Professional Summary

Peter DePietro: Professor of New Media; Executive Director of UC's Emeriti Center; Provost Fellow

Prof. Peter DePietro has previously taught at New York University (NYU), Quinnipiac University, New School University's Parsons School of Design, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Pratt Institute, and at Ludwig Maxmilians Universitat in Munich, Germany. He has been Visiting Scholar at NYU/Emerging Media Institute/ITP within Tisch School of the Arts. He was the founding Director of Digital Innovation Lab: A Technology & Education Incubator.

Prof. DePietro is the author of the book Transforming Education with New Media, published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (New York, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Oxford, Vienna). The journal Issues and Trends in Educational Technology (University of Arizona, publisher) described the book as "a thought-provoking discussion of the effectiveness of technology in the classroom" and "a valuable contribution."

On topics related to new media and emerging technologies, Prof. DePietro has been published in academic journals, as well as the mainstream press. For his article "Tech in Europe: Cultural Reboot," he was awarded the International Award for Excellence by CG Research Networks. The article appeared in The Technology Collection, a collection of peer-reviewed journals that explores innovative theories and practices relating technology to society. Prof. DePietro is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society

Prof. DePietro served President William J. Clinton as the first Director of Digital Media at the Clinton Foundation in New York City and the Clinton Presidential Center, where he devised digital strategy to communicate the missions of both the Foundation and the Center, led a team in the design and development of new media platforms to support President Clinton’s six global initiatives, and integrated emerging and social media to achieve outreach, marketing, and fundraising goals. His team's work won an international award. He was Chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at NYIT.

In New York City, Prof. DePietro previously held executive positions in Silicon Alley (Tech) and on Madison Avenue (Strategic Communications), where he created digital projects with international exposure for Fortune 500 companies such as American Airlines, American Express, Barnes and Noble, Dell, Pfizer, Hasbro, Western Union, and Westin Hotels.

Prof. DePietro has nine plays published by Concord Theatricals/Samuel French, the largest publisher of plays in the world.  He has been interviewed by national periodicals and press outlets such as BusinessWeek, Billboard Publications, Hearst Publishing and NBC news.


BS, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY,

MPS, New York University New York, NY,