Dr. Rescigno is currently the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor at Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. He leads and supervises the operation of the Colleges of Business, Education and Social and Behavioral Science both academically and financially. He joined Wilmington University in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in Doctoral Studies for the College of Education. He was then promoted to Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program in 2013. In 2016 he was promoted to Dean of the college of Business. He has a taught a wide variety of courses in both programs and serves as both dissertation chair and committee member for a number of students.
Dr. Rescigno started his career as a Spanish teacher and coach at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Rescigno then accepted a position as an assistant principal and then principal at Milford High School in Milford, Delaware where he severed from 1985-1995. During his tenure as principal Milford High was cited for having the highest graduation rate in the state and was the second highest achieving high school in Delaware.
In 1995 Dr. Rescigno joined MBNA America as a Vice President of Customer Satisfaction. He directly managed the efforts of 34 people who recruited, hired, educated, and monitored the quality and performance of a 600-person division. He then went on to be one of three founders of the MBNA Foundation in 1997. Dr. Rescigno was the Director of the MBNA Scholarship Program and promoted to Senior Vice President. The program was responsible for awarding scholarships in the communities of Maine, Delaware and Ohio and to the sons and daughters of MBNA employees. His responsibilities included the marketing and administration of the program, the retention of scholars, and maintaining a $12 million scholarship budget.
In 2007 Dr. Rescigno was asked by the Chair of Vision 2015(Statewide education reform initiative) to lead and found the Vision Network which modeled the principles of Vision 2015, a statewide education reform effort. Dr. Rescigno was the founding director of the Vision Network and began with ten schools from four districts and two charters. He served in this role until December 2010. He was one of the original members of the Vision 2015 Steering Committee.
Dr. Rescigno graduated from S.U.N.Y at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Teacher Education. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from New York University in 1983 and a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University in 1985, where he graduated summa cum laude. He completed his doctorate in 2009 from Wilmington University. The title of his study was “A Case Study of the Launch of Delaware’s Vision Network: an initiative of Vision 2015.” He has also attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principal’s Center. In 1990 and 1993 he was recognized by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce as a winner and finalist, respectively in the Superstar in Education Program.
Dr. Rescigno has been appointed by two Governors of Delaware and a Lieutenant Governor to serve on committees to review the Department of Education, principal leadership, and to serve on the Southern Regional Education Board. He was recently nominated to serve as a member of The Partnership Inc. of Delaware State Chamber and the New Castle County Chamber School-business Partnership. He has also served on community organization boards, a church board, and education task forces sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, local districts, and non-profits.