Nicholls Professor Selected to Present at Paris Conference

Faculty/Staff Headshots Fall 2014 (Photo by MIsty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) 8/14/14

THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls State University professor is headed to Paris next month to discuss how technology is transforming the business landscape as part of the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci International Week. 

Dr. Andy Simoncelli, associate professor of mass communication and director of distance education, will teach two 3-hour sessions to a total of 80 students. His presentation is “Digital Transformation in Higher Education and other Traditional Business Models.” Dr. Simoncelli, who oversees the award-winning Nicholls Online program, will discuss how digital technology is changing how businesses alter their practices, including in higher education. 

“I am excited to not only visit Paris but to discuss digital transformation with the French students,” Dr. Simoncelli said. “I am looking forward to everyone bringing different ideas to the discussion based on our various backgrounds.” 

De Vinci International Week 2020 will last from March 16-20. Organized by the school, the event aims to give students a wide variety of global experience and expertise. The week includes classes and presentations taught by visiting professors, an international challenge organized by their student organization and an academic exchange program fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2020

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