Research Supervision

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Overview 

This section summarizes the research supervision experiences of Dr. Sasso. He has supervised masters capstone projects, theses, and doctoral dissertations. Those submitted for publication are in bold. 

Monmouth University- Completed Master’s Papers

  • First-Generation Advising in Equal Opportunity Programs, Dellavella, J. (2014)
  • Academic Advising in Women Populations. Epstein, B. (2014)
  • Women’s Leadership Develop Programs, Merkel, K. (2015)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville- Completed Master’s Capstones

  • New Student Orientation Programming and Retention at the Community College, McLaughlin, C. (2016)
  • Benefits and Feasibility of Intrusive Advising: Advisor and Faculty Perceptions. Schneider, D. (2016) (Published)
  • Financial Aid Literacy and Barriers in Community College Students. Eilers, E. (2016)
  • Satisfaction and Support in Community College Students. Hale, J. (2016)
  • Academic Probation: Student Perceptions. Heap, R. (2016).
  • Awareness and Perceptions of Bystander Intervention for Sexual Violence by Undergraduate Student Leaders. Dixon, S. (2017)
  • Non-Traditional Belief Groups: Accommodation and Outreach. Arnold, M. (2017) (Published)
  • “Frats R’ Tite:” Reflections from Fraternity Men on Gender and Image. Somers, R. (2017)
  • Perspectives of Admissions Professionals in the Use of Holistic Admissions in Undergraduate Student Recruitment. Coleman, D. (2017)
  • A Self Analysis of Foundational Professional Competencies by Community College Student Affairs Professionals. Dunn, A. (2017)
  • A Qualitative Study of Diversity Initiatives within Higher Education. Acoff, F. (2017).
  • Attachment Styles and Involvement in Commuter College Students. Paladini, A. (2017)
  • A Qualitative Study on Male Athlete Persistence at a Small, Midwestern, Christian, Liberal Arts School. Gibson, H. (2017)
  • Student Usage and Perceptions of a Recreation Center at a Midwestern State University. Rubin, J. (2017)
  • Stress Management & Coping Strategies in Undergraduate Students at a Midwestern State University. Gilbert, M. (2017) (submitted for publication)
  • Disability Support Service Office Directors’ Perceptions of The Role That Co-curricular Programming Plays in Supporting Students with Disabilities. Johnson, A. (2018)
  • A Qualitative Study of the Experiences Navigating Mental Health and Support Services for Division I Student-Athletes at a Midwestern University. McCarthy, B. (2018) (submitted for publication)
  • Perspectives on Job Satisfaction and Strategies for Improving Retention from Live-in and Live-on Full-time Residence Life Staff Members. St. Louis, C. (2018)
  • Experiences and Perspectives of Nontraditional Residential Student Parent. Horne, J. (2018).
  • Black and Brown: The Shades of College Access among Black Undergraduate Students. Hale, J. (2018)
  • Student Engagement at a Midwestern Professional STEM Postsecondary Institution. Rogers, R. (2018).
  • First-Generation Undergraduate Student Experiences. Curry, M. (2018).
  • Student Perceptions of Hazing in Greek-letter Organizations. Dunning, R. (2018).
  • An Examination of Academic Recovery Programs. Shemwell, T. (2018) (submitted for publication)
  • Transfer Students: An Exploration of the Experiences of Undergraduate Students. Akinyi, Y. (2018)

Maryville University EdD Higher Education Dissertation Chair:

  • Goederis, A. Profile Of First-Generation, Generation-Z Students Using the University Learning Outcomes Assessment at a Midwestern Public University. (2020)