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Jim Franceschelli, technical analyst lead at the School of Medicine, has been appointed associate dean for educational informational technology, effective August 2.

The associate dean for educational informational technology role is a Cabinet-level position wherein Franceschelli will be responsible for oversight and coordination of technologies supporting educational programming and administration of education across the Geisinger system. He will report directly to Steven J. Scheinman, MD, executive vice president and chief academic officer of Geisinger and president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), and will participate in Geisinger’s Executive Education Leadership Team, the Education Council, Dr. Scheinman's Cabinet and other leadership groups.
"Jim has 37 years of experience in IT, primarily at the University of Scranton and, since 2018, at GCSOM," said Dr. Scheinman. "He has the critical depth of expertise in both technology and education required of this position. I am confident he will create the consistent IT platform we need for all learners across the system, be they medical students, residents, graduate students or candidates for other health professions. System leadership has recognized the need for a single technology infrastructure for education at Geisinger and we are fortunate that Jim is ready to take on that challenge."
As associate dean for educational informational technology, Franceschelli will oversee all teaching and learning technologies, application support, administrative systems desktop support and help desk and educational research computing. His role will support undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, graduate education, the Geisinger Academy, continuing professional education, library services, faculty data and support, simulation, pipeline programs, partnerships with other educational institutions and other components of education at Geisinger.
Before coming to GCSOM in 2018, Jim served as director of Information Technology Services at the University of Scranton, where he worked for more than 30 years. He is pursuing an MBA from that institution.


About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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