Department of Medical Humanities
Vice President for Graduate Programs and Planning

Robert Cuzzolino, Ed.D.


Office: 215-871-6780
Publications and Selected Works

Dr. Cuzzolino’s graduate program academic responsibilities focus on leadership of the College's graduate programs (doctoral and master’s programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology, biomedical science, physician assistant studies, organizational development and forensic medicine) and the development of new degree offerings at Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, including the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Cuzzolino also develops partnerships with other institutions, and has created dual-degree programs (MBA, MPH, PhD in Health Policy, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology). His position also supervises the Clinical Learning and Assessment Laboratory, Registrar, Library/Educational Media and all graduate departmental chairs and program directors

His responsibilities also involve oversight of all academic planning for the College, including outcomes assessment plans, SWOT analyses, strategic plan, institutional self-study and all matters related to institutional accreditation, program approval and related governmental relations, including HEOA compliance.

Dr. Cuzzolino’s teaching duties have included serving as lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law (Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), and lecturer in administration, consultation, supervision and health policy (Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology).

  • Education

    Dr. Cuzzolino earned an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Temple University in 1988 and a M.Ed. in Counseling in Higher Education from Kutztown University in 1977. In 1974, he graduated with an A.B. in Psychology and English from Muhlenberg College.

  • Research

    Dr. Cuzzolino’s research interests have focused on predictors of academic success and board performance in graduate and professional study, personal background characteristics as predictors of future medical practice type, and empathy in medical students.