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Pietro Sasso, PhD

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Old Dominion University, Education

M.S., University of Rochester, Higher Education Student Affairs & Counseling

B.A., Christopher Newport University, Psychology

Office: McAllan Hall, Room 105

Phone: 732-263-5416


Web site: Pietro Sasso

Regularly Taught Courses:

EDC 501 Intro to College Student Development and Student Affairs

EDL 541 Leadership and Administration of Campus Environments

EDC 600 Practicum

EDC 580 Behavioral Issues in Counseling


Dr. Pietro Sasso is an Assistant Professor of Student Affairs and College Counseling in the Department of Speech Pathology, Educational Counseling, and Leadership at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Dr. Sasso teaches courses in the Educational Counseling Programs and has shared responsibility with colleagues for the Student Affairs and College Counseling which prepares its graduates to assume student support positions at colleges and universities. Though originally trained in narrative therapy as a counselor, Dr. Sasso also draws from professional experiences primarily in academic advising and student engagement positions within higher education. His research interests include issues related to identity construction of traditional undergraduate students and the lived experiences of college subcultures.

Research Interests:

Research interests include identity construction of traditional undergraduates (college student development), alcohol misuse in higher education (student health outcomes), the impact of the college fraternity experience, and masculinity in higher education. 

Professional Associations:

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)



Tau Delta Phi Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Monmouth University Chapter 2014 
Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Outstanding Research Article of the Year, 2012

Selected Works:


Sasso, P. A. & DeVitis, J. L. (Eds.). (2014). Today’s College Student: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing: New York, NY.

DeVitis, J. L. & Sasso, P. A. (Eds). (2016). Higher Education in Society: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing. New York, NY

Scholarly Articles:

Sasso. P. A. (2015). White boy wasted: Compensatory masculinities in fraternity men. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 10(1), 14-30.  

Sasso, P. A. (2012) Towards a more coherent typology of greek standards programs: A content analysis. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 6(3), 54-75.

Sasso, P. A. & Maldonado, J. (2015). The Effectiveness of U.S. Summer Bridge Programs in Supporting Minority Student College Admissions. In Stead, V. (Eds). International Perspectives on Higher Education Admission Policy. Peter Lang Publishing: New York, NY.

Additional Information:

While originally from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, he currently lives in diverse and trendy Asbury Park, NJ. He enjoys watching PBS programming and conversely, trashy reality television shows too. He is a self-described “sports masochist” as a hometown Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, and Washington Redskins fan and supports their continual subpar efforts . Having worked in a record store in high school, Dr. Sasso is also an aficionado of contemporary hip-hop music, specifically from the 1990s era.