Higher Ed Administrator, Consultant

Leah Sciabarrasi, Ph.D.

Hello! Welcome to my personal site and Leader Log. You’ve landed in the right place if you want to know more about me or my thoughts about organizational leadership and planning. By day, I am the Associate Dean of Business at Excelsior University. I also consult on accreditation and planning. Some of the work I’ve been privileged to work on in my career includes strategic planning, accreditation, online learning, recruitment, K12 partnerships, community engagement, and faculty development.  

Areas of Expertise

Higher Education

I have over 15 years of experience in higher education, serving in various faculty and administrative roles with experience and expertise in online learning, faculty development, accreditation, K12 bridge programs, community partnerships, and strategic planning.


I’ve led accreditation initiatives at both college and K12 levels. I currently consult with high schools on their accreditation, and I’m well versed in Middle States college and K12 accreditation. I’ve also served on visiting teams at the K12 level.


Throughout my career, I have served in various leadership roles pioneering online learning, overseeing faculty, collaborating with community leaders, and galvanizing strategic planning initiatives. My research interests include discovering innovative ways leaders can be more effective.


Planning is a passion of mine. I’ve led strategic planning initiatives at institutions, helped high schools to carry about accreditation action plans, and taken point on department goal projects. My research interests include discovering ways technology can enhance organizational effectiveness.

Leader Log

On Followership

On Followership

Followership is an area of study in leadership and refers to the role and behaviors of individuals within a group or...

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2023 Leadership Trends

2023 Leadership Trends

I had the pleasure of chairing the followership stream and presenting at the International Leadership Association Global...

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Leah’s Work

The Quiet Ganesh: Finding Erich Jantsch

Dr. Erich Jantsch has been described as an astrophysicist, an author, a businessman, an astronomer, a conservationist, a consultant, an engineer, an evolutionary theorist, a forecaster, a futurologist, a humanist, a lecturer, a music critic, a philosopher, a physicist, a scientist, an urban planner, founder of the ‘big history’ concept’, a pioneer in systems and futures thinking, and one of the six founding members of the Club of Rome. His books and publications range from technological forecasting to evolution. In particular, his last book, The Self-Organizing Universe, has been influential in the interdisciplinary fields of biomimicry, holism, co-evolution, and self-organization. He was an occasional advisor to about twenty governments, several international organizations, and research institutions. This book, The Quiet Ganesh, is the start of a biography of this expansive man. Use the button to the left to buy the book and read more about Erich Jantsch here >>


Strategic Planning is Dead, Long Live Strategic Planning!, is a podcast original from Manifoldo. This series presents new ideas for planning and measuring your organization’s progress.

Leah’s Lists

Leah’s Mixtapes

Leah’s Mixtapes

2023: A decline in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

Leah’s Yearly Reads

Leah’s Yearly Reads

The Lean Startup - Eric Ries I wanted to learn more about startup culture and wasn't disappointed to match many of the...

Leah’s Favorite Things

Leah’s Favorite Things

Almond Body Care Ritual by L'Occitane Almond is well-known for its ability to nourish the skin. L'OCCITANE has harnessed...

Leah’s Resources

Leah’s Ancestry

I am both Sicilian and Polish. I’ve spent quite a few years documenting my family lineage, in some cases back to the 1600s. I am proud of my heritage and grateful I get to live this lifetime.


Marianopoli, Caltanissetta, Sicilia, Italy


Sulkowice, Austria, Poland, Russia


Aspra, Valli di Palermo, Sicilia


Potok, Poland