Dr. Christian VaccaroProfessor

Office Location

McElhaney Hall, 102B



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

Areas of Expertise

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

Christian Vaccaro's CV


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 director of training for the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community Behavioral Health, University Merit Scholarship advisor, Sociology Department program assessment point person, member of the Sociology Department Master's Committee, board member of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Intercultural Research, Legislative Committee co-chair for APSCUF, and Sociology Department Online Education Sub-committee chairperson. He is also active in public service and was an elected council member for the borough of Leechburg from 2013 to 2018, which you can read about in his context magazine online article.

Completed dissertations and theses chaired by this faculty member