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Subir Sahu, Ph.D.

In his role as Associate Dean, Dr. Sahu oversees the following:

  • Assessment
  • Crisis Management
  • Residential Living 

Prior to the Associate Dean role, Dr. Sahu served multiple roles at Drexel, joining the 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 assisted 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.

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