Subir Sahu, Ph.D.
As the Assistant Dean of Students for the Residential Living Office, Dr. Subir Sahu utilizes assessment, student voice, and knowledge of Drexel campus culture to cultivate strong residential communities for all students living on campus. Dr. Sahu has served multiple roles in the Residential Living Office, joining the Drexel University Student Affairs team as the Assistant Director/Resident Director of Towers Hall in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Sahu became the Associate Director of Residential Living. In the Associate Director role, Dr. Sahu oversaw departmental initiatives and projects, such as the RA Selection process. In 2010, Dr. Sahu moved into the Director of Residential Living role. Dr. Sahu became the Assistant Dean of Students in 2012, where he concurrently assists with major division-wide initiatives and projects within the Division of Student Affairs.
Dr. Sahu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. After spending several years working as an engineer, Dr. Sahu decided to follow his passion for working and counseling college students. He left the field of engineering and obtained a Master’s of Education degree in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education from the University of Delaware. After receiving his M.Ed., Dr. Sahu joined the Residential Living Office at Drexel.
In 2012, Dr. Sahu obtained his Ph.D. in Urban Education from Temple University. His dissertation topic centered on the engagement and involvement of Asian students at American colleges and universities. Dr. Sahu’s research background gives him a unique understanding of how the urban environment uniquely impacts the affects the Drexel community and student body. Dr. Sahu is continuing his research on Asian students, as well as higher education in an urban setting. Beyond his research, Dr. Sahu also serves as an instructor in the Drexel College of Education.