Pietro A. Sasso

Pietro A. Sasso is faculty program director of the College Student Personnel Administration at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Dr. Pietro Sasso has over ten years of professional and teaching experience in postsecondary education. As an administrator, his experience is exceptionally diverse, spanning several educational administrative functional areas. In each of these functional areas, Pietro has been provided with increasing levels of responsibility which demands various levels of leadership. He has provided significant culture change and improvements to each of his areas of accountability. As an educator, he is an emerging research-scholar with significant experiences as an alcohol educator and academic advisor to both undergraduate and graduate students. His research interests include identity construction of traditional undergraduates (college student development), alcohol misuse in higher education (student health outcomes), diversity in college access, and masculinity in higher education. Pietro has written and co-edited four textbooks, authored approximately twenty scholarly publications, and facilitated over twenty presentations. He is the recipient of the AFA Dr. Charles Eberly Research Award from AFA and is the ACPA Men and Masculinities Emerging Scholar-In-Residence for 2017-2019. He serves on the board of the Center for Fraternity/Sorority Research at Indiana University.

Books by Pietro A. Sasso:

Student Activism in the Academy
Its Struggles and Promise

In an era of corporate media and “alternative facts”, academics committed to justice cannot simply rely on disseminating new knowledge, but must step out of the ivory tower and enter the streets as activists. The Activist Academic serves as a guide for merging activism into academia. 

Following the journey of two professors, the book offers stories, frameworks and methods for how scholars can marry their academic selves—involved in scholarship, teaching and service—with their activist commitments to justice, while navigating the lived realities of raising families and navigating office politics. This volume invites academics across disciplines to enter into a dialogue about how to take knowledge to the streets.               

Perfect for courses in: Higher Education and Society; Foundations of Higher Education; Legal Issues in Higher Education; College Student Development Theory; Academic Issues in Higher Education.

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