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.
has also taught at other Universities in the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States.
recently completed three years as an Academic Dean at Marywood University
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.
now teaches Social Problems and Social Psychology.
research and writing interests have covered several areas.
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.
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
is most particularly interested in resolving apparent contradictions in some of the arguments of animal rights activists and scholars.