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Subir Sahu, PhD

In his role as Associate Dean, Subir oversees the following:

  • Assessment
  • Crisis Management
  • Residential Living 

Prior to the associate dean role, Subir served multiple roles at Drexel, joining the Student Affairs team as the assistant director/resident director of Towers Hall in 2006. In 2008, Subir became the Associate Director of Residential Living. In the associate director role, he oversaw departmental initiatives and projects, such as the RA selection process. In 2010, he moved into the director of Residential Living role. Subir became the assistant dean of students in 2012, where he assisted with major division-wide initiatives and projects within Student Affairs.

Subir holds a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. After spending several years working as an engineer, Subir decided to follow his passion for working and counseling college students. He left the field of engineering and obtained a masters of education degree in student affairs practice in higher education from the University of Delaware. After receiving his MEd, Subir joined the Residential Living Office at Drexel.

In 2012, Subir obtained his PhD in urban education from Temple University. His dissertation topic centered on the engagement and involvement of Asian students at American colleges and universities. His research background gives him a unique understanding of how the urban environment uniquely impacts the affects the Drexel community and student body. Subir is continuing his research on Asian students, as well as higher education in an urban setting. Beyond his research, he also serves as an instructor in the Drexel College of Education.

Outside of work, he resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Erin, and their daughter, Naomi.