Sitron Named Vice Chair of SIECUS Board of Directors
Dr. Justin A. Sitron of Philadelphia, assistant professor in the Human Sexuality Graduate Programs at Widener University, has been elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). As Vice Chair, he will lead special projects assigned by the Chair that help the council’s board in efforts to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
SIECUS is a nonprofit organization that advocates for sound public policies related to sexuality, trains educators and provides information and resources on a host of sexuality topics. Sitron has served on the SIECUS Board of Directors since May 2009. He begins his role as Vice Chair on Oct. 1, 2011 for a three-year term.
Sitron is a leader in the field of human sexuality. He received both his master’s
and doctorate degrees in human sexuality education from Widener University, which
is the premiere program for producing sex educators as it is the only program of its
kind offered by an accredited university.
Sitron’s teaching and research focus is on comprehensive sexuality education; he is currently studying how providers deliver effective culturally competent sexuality education and sex therapy. He is an intercultural trainer for individuals in a range of human service professions and is in the process of designing an instrument to measure a person’s cultural competency with regards to sexuality. His focus is on examining person-centered, rather than population-centered, approaches to human sexuality education.
Sitron belongs to the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Through AASECT, he has earned the designation of Certified Sexuality Educator.
In addition to his degrees from Widener University, Sitron received bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and education from Villanova University. He also earned certificates as a sex educator and specialist in sex education and a specialist in sex counseling and sex therapy from the Fundación Sexpol and Sociedad Sexológica de Madrid.
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university’s campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,700 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.