Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount College (California)-where for more than 25 years he directed the first-year seminar-a core course required of all new students. He is a 14-time recipient of the 'faculty member of the year award' on his home campus-a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising, a recipient of the 'Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award' from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and a recipient of the 'Diamond Honoree Award' from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for contributions made to student development and the Student Affairs profession. Currently, Joe serves as an educational advisor and consultant for AVID-a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the college access and success of underserved student populations.
Joe has delivered hundreds of campus workshops and conference presentations across North America, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. He's authored articles, monographs, and books on effective teaching, advising, student retention and student success, the most recent of which are: 'Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development,' 'Humanity, Diversity, & The Liberal Arts: The Foundation of a College Education' and 'Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Transforming Student Culture.'