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Minnesota State University, Mankato, located in south-central Minnesota on a bluff above the Minnesota River, is a comprehensive university within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Although most of the University's 14,000 students come
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Dr. John C. Alessio
Minnesota State University
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Dr. John C. Alessio
Alessio is Professor of Sociology at St. Cloud State University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1984.
He has also taught at other Universities in the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States.
He recently completed three years as an Academic Dean at Marywood University in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Alessio initiated and co-developed the SCSU Masters Degree in Social Responsibility Program; teaching core courses in the program and serving as the program director before leaving for his dean's position in Pennsylvania.
He now teaches Social Problems and Social Psychology.
Dr. Alessio's research and writing interests have covered several areas.
He has contributed to the field of Social Psychology by developing a balance/equity measurement procedure and corresponding formula, which he has applied to the prediction of cohesiveness in relationships.
He has also published in other areas such as gender equity and curriculum transformation.
As an animal rights advocate, Dr. Alessio has most recently been researching and writing about issues related to the treatment of non-human beings - information which he now integrates into his classes.
He is most particularly interested in resolving apparent contradictions in some of the arguments of animal rights activists and scholars.
wcco.com - New Dean At Minnesota State Mankato
Dr. John Alessio will be the next dean of the College of Social & Behavioral SciencesDr. John Alessio will be the next dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott Olson announced recently.Alessio
will begin his
new duties in July.
has a tremendous breadth and depth of experience that makes him the ideal person for Minnesota State Mankato and the College," Olson
not only has extensive experience as dean of a large college at Marywood University
, but he
also has extensive experience with our IFO collective bargaining agreement and style of shared governance."Alessio currently is professor of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Cloud State University, where he served from 2003 until present, and from 1984-2000.He has held several faculty leadership positions at St. Cloud, including director of Sociology and director of the Social Responsibility MS program.At St. Cloud he also served as president of the University Faculty Association and state treasurer of the IFO.From 2000 until 2003 he was dean of the Undergraduate School at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., responsible for budgets and curricula for 60 programs, 19 departments, 100 full-time faculty and 1,600 students.
At Marywood he
led and completed a successful core curriculum transformation project.From 1980-1984 he was a Sociology faculty member at Penn State University-Behrend, and from 1978-1980 was a faculty member and director the Sociology program at Gannon University, Erie, Pa.He also has been an instructor at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, an instructor at Viterbo College, LaCrosse, Wis., and a data analyst for the City of Carbondale, Ill.
...Alessio earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, an M.A. in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University of Chicago.He
has published papers in a number of professional journals including Social Psychology Quarterly
, Journal of Marriage & Family
, Social Forces
, Journal of Psychology
, and the American Sociological Review
.He wrote and directed a funded grant for a curriculum transformation project to increase diversity and inclusiveness at St. Cloud State, and is co-developer of an interdisciplinary graduate program, MS in Social Responsibility.He
also is the author of two forthcoming books, with release dates set for late 2006 and early 2007.
Yahoo - Marywood University Announces New Core Curriculum
The change in Marywood's curriculum proceeded relatively smoothly under the leadership of John Alessio, Undergraduate Dean, and Sr.
...``By conceiving and communicating the process as one of general curriculum transformation as opposed to simply reducing the core, we achieved a great deal of consensus amongst the different departments and individuals,'' commented John Alessio, Dean of the Undergraduate School at Marywood.He
added, ``The goal that brought and kept us together was that our students should benefit and have more flexibility in their education.''
The most significant change in the core curriculum was that nine credits of liberal arts core requirements were redistributed.Two credits were moved to a new course entitled ``Living Responsibly in an Interdependent World,'' which is the theme of Marywood's mission.The new course, required of all incoming students, will be designed to tie together the various core curriculum requirements.
Additionally, one credit was assigned to a new science lab requirement, and the remaining six credits were designated university electives.
John C. Alessio, Minnesota State University, Mankato, USA