Department of Higher Education Leadership and Instructional Technology
Dr. Silvia Orta, BA, MIBA, EDD, holds a Bachelor a degree in Economics from the University of Havana, a Master of International Business Administration (MIBA) degree from the NSU Huizinga School of Business; and a Doctor of Education, NSU Abraham S. Fischler School of Education with dual concentration in Higher Education and Organizational Leadership.
She has taught at the graduate level for over 30 years. From 2000 to 2006, as she transitioned into a new career in the United States, Dr. Orta worked in several Student Services roles, which allowed her to further develop her passion and abilities for supporting students. In 2009, Dr. Orta resumed her teaching career as a bilingual faculty member for the Doctor of Education program.
She has been a visiting professor at the Institute of International Studies (IIS) of the Ramkhamhaeng Open University in Bangkok, Thailand since 2009. At Ramkhamhaeng, she has taught both Masters and PHD students in the education department. The diverse student body at IIS includes Thais, Burmese, Chinese, Philippines, Singaporeans, Malaysians, Australian, Germans and US students.
Dr. Orta’s teaching style is student-centered. As notable lifelong learner she continuously explores new ways to enhance the teaching/learning experience in her classes. Dr. Orta leads her classes with an open-minded attitude towards teaching, while also learning from the students’ experiences. She values the diverse FSE student body and its benefits for the teaching environment. In her interactions with students, Dr. Orta maintains a friendly yet professional relationship that facilitates the learning process.
She has been an NSU IRB representative since 2006, and is currently in charge of overseeing the process for Hispanic students. She also serves in Applied Dissertations Dissertation Committees, and conducts dissertation intervention workshops.