Justin Sitron, Ph.D., CSE
Assistant Professor, Director of Ph.D. Programs
B.A. Spanish Language and Literature; B.S. Education, Villanova University
M.Ed.; Ph.D. Human Sexuality, Widener University
Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate-Spanish K-12
AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE)
Diploma de especialista en orientación y terapia sexual, Diploma de monitor en educación sexual – Sociedad sexológica de Madrid y la Fundación Sexpol
Specialty Areas: Intercultural approaches to human sexuality education and counseling/therapy, cross-cultural study of human sexuality, sexuality curriculum development and evaluation, sexological worldview development and assessment, instrument development and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Courses: HSED 501: Cross Cultural Perspectives of Human Sexuality; HSED 593: Behavioral Foundations of Human Sexuality; HSED 594: History and Ethics in Human Sexuality; HSED 625: Education for the Human Sexuality Professional I; HSED 626: Education for the Human Sexuality Professional II; HSED 718: Teaching Sensitive Issues in Human Sexuality; HSED 588: Sexuality & the Media; ED 714: Qualitative Research Methods.
Career Summary: Dr. Sitron began his career in South Philadelphia as a teacher of Spanish, and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and also spent 3 years at Abington Junior High School teaching Spanish and advising the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. For 2 years he worked for Planned Parenthood of Bucks County (PA) as a Male Involvement Community Health Educator and Coordinator of LGBTQ Services, after which he worked for a time as an adjunct professor before joining the Center for Health Behavior and Communications Research (CHBR) at the University of Pennsylvania in as a Intervention Specialist, under the direction of Dr. John Jemmott. The CHBR specialized in developing health behavior interventions for African-American populations, including additional work in Southern Africa. Dr. Sitron joined the Widener faculty as an adjunct in 2005 and full-time in 2008.