Dr. Christian Vaccaro

  • Dr. Christian VaccaroAssociate Professor

    Office Location

    McElhaney Hall, 102B

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    • Pennsylvania State University, BA
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MA
    • Florida State University, MS
    • Florida State University, PhD


    Christian Vaccaro’s research interests are in sociological social psychology. Specifically, he has published and presented multiple research manuscripts that link together by their insights into how patterns of interactions between people in real world settings influence emotions, identities, and behaviors.

    He serves the university as a member of the IUP Veteran’s Reintegration Research Cluster, Sociology Department Masters Committee, APSCUF Executive Council, and IUP Faculty Senate. He is also an elected council member for the borough of Leechburg and member of the board of directors for the Leechburg Public Library.

    Areas of Expertise

    Sociological Social Psychology, Gender, Deviance, Media and Culture, Qualitative Research Methods

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