Joseph Grosso is a Specialized Counselor working out of Queens College. He has been employed with the Institute since it’s founding, and is and has been a member of the Counseling staff. Joe received his B.A. in psychology and mathematics from Brooklyn College, his M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and also completed over 30 additional credits in CUNY’s Ph.D. Educational Psychology program.
He works directly with other colleges, high schools and the community though a variety of programs and initiatives. He coordinates Queens College’s Summer Language and Culture Study Program in Perugia, Italy. He created Il Giornalino, published yearly since 2005, highlighting the writings of students studying Italian. He also publishes ciao-queens college, since 2003, a monthly newsletter highlighting Italian and Italian-American activities that may be of interest to the College’s students, staff and faculty, as well as to northern Queens and Nassau County communities. He coordinates campus-wide events to celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture Month at Queens College. He works with other members of the Counseling staff in organizing events and conferences, by providing a bridge from the Institute to the community.
He is the advisor to Queens College’s Italian American Student Club and a founder of ARIA (Association to Reunite Italian Americans at Queens College), the Queens College faculty and staff Italian American organization.
Joe also works with Queens College Education Abroad Office in planning overseas and domestic programs, many of these in Italy. He has designed and conducted statistical surveys in support of the program initiatives.