Pietro Sasso, PhD
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
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 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
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
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
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).
Perspectives on Higher Education Admission Policy. Peter Lang Publishing: New York, NY.
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.