Higher Education Administration
MA, The George Washington University; PhD, The Catholic University of America
Dr. Frank Grosso is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science program in Higher Education Administration. As a student affairs expert, Dr. Grosso teaches Student Personnel Services in Higher Education. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Southern CT State University in the Department of Educational Leadership.
Dr. Grosso is an experienced educator and administrator in the field of higher education. He began his career as a University Programs Specialist for the Peace Corps of the United States. In that role, he recruited volunteers for a collaborative initiative that included 25 education programs at universities in the United States which provided low-cost Master’s degrees in teacher education. He later worked at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC as the annual fund coordinator in the Columbus School of Law. There, he was part of a successful team which orchestrating a capital campaign that raised $20 million dollars and led to the development of a new law school building. While at the Catholic University of America, he also served as the Director of Annual Giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement and later, the Assistant Dean for Student and External Affairs in the Columbus School of Law.
Presently, Dr. Grosso is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the Yale University School of Nursing. He oversees the entire student experience at the Nursing School and works closely with the Dean on all aspects of the program. A significant portion of his position includes the supervision of such functional areas as admissions, financial aid, student life, student development, registration, and career services. Dr. Grosso also serves as a liaison for many of the University offices to help faculty and staff navigate complex academic and administrative issues. He is also a member of the School’s Strategic Planning committee.
Dr. Grosso’s research interests focus on organizational leadership in higher education. Moreover, he is published on topics regarding educational leadership and faculty motivation.
Dr. Grosso holds a PhD in Education Administration from The Catholic University of America and an MA in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.