John Vacca, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, CAS and Director of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies
Office: Merion Hall 235

Dr. Vacca’s educational and professional backgrounds has centered on young children from birth to five. He earned a Ph.D. at Penn State University with a dual focus in Special Education and School Psychology. Dr. Vacca completed a two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His current research interests include parenting children with severe forms of physical disabilities as well as policies for school readiness for young children. Dr. Vacca is also the proud father of three boys.