John Vacca, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Education and Professional and Liberal Studies
Office: Merion Hall 222
Email: jvacca@sju.edu


Dr. Vacca’s educational and professional backgrounds have 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.