Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert


   COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC. All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.  For more information visit


Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Kathleen Iudicello
Kathleen Iudicello, Ph.D., Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Estrella Mountain Community College Division of Learning. The Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs administers all areas of instruction, including faculty and curriculum. This division provides much of the academic support vital to the success of our students in their academic pursuits at EMCC and beyond.

Please welcome Dr. Kathleen Iudicello as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Iudicello began her career in higher education almost 25 years ago, 21 of those at EMCC where she began serving as Residential English Faculty. She earned her Ph.D. in English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Iudicello has served in various leadership roles from Division Chair and Faculty Senate President to HLC Assurance Argument writer and Dean of Instruction. Most recently, in her role as Dean of Instruction at Scottsdale Community College, Dr. Iudicello provided academic operational leadership during the pandemic as Co-Chair of SCC’s COVID-19 Taskforce and writer for Scottsdale’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assurance Review. She is a Peer-Evaluator for HLC and served on Scottsdale Community College’s C.A.R.E. (Concern, Assessment, Response, and Evaluation) Team, maintaining her National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment certification. Dr. Iudicello was the college President’s liaison to SCC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee SPAIC (SCC Promoting an Inclusive Community), and a Foster Youth Student Champion.

Dr. Iudicello is excited to return to EMCC and we are excited to bring back the longstanding relationships she established and the institutional knowledge she possesses at such a critical time for our college.

Learning Divisions

Learning Departments 


Vice President of Academic Affairs

Vacant - Vice President of Academic Affairs

Until further notice, please contact for all matters concerning the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Elizabeth BacaAdministrative Specialist Senior

Deans of Instruction

Sylvia Orr, Ph.D.Dean of Instruction (Academic Support)

Paula LivingstonDean of Instruction (Workforce, Math, and Science)

Teri DenmanAdministrative Specialist to Dean Orr