Director Residence Life & Center for Civic Engagement
Go Program: Northern Ireland
Adjunct Faculty Biology
Office Location: Degenstein - First Floor
MED, Salisbury University
BA, Salisbury University
Lassahn oversees the staffing, programmatic and operational aspects of Susquehanna University’s on-campus housing. His department also includes the Center for Civic Engagement, which offers many of the university’s volunteer service, community-based learning, and service trip opportunities for students. He also serves as an instructor for the Perspectives and Disaster Impacts in Society courses. He has led six SU Hurricane Relief Teams to the Gulf Coast.
Lassahn has gained a world perspective on diversity through his more than 18 years of experience in student affairs at five different universities, a voyage on Semester at Sea and in countless other professional opportunities to “do the work” around issues of privilege and oppression, difference and inclusion. During his career, he has served as a residence hall director, conduct officer, course instructor, adviser of student groups, ombudsman, coach, and always, advocate for students. Functioning as a live-on staff member has meant responding to a variety of crises as they have arisen. Lassahn has also participated in the process of residence hall construction at two different campuses. He has presented at regional and national conferences.
Before joining Susquehanna in 2005, Lassahn was the director of housing and residence life at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, Calif.
He is a member of ACPA, College Student Educators International. He also serves on the board of directors for the Union and Snyder counties Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Lassahn is a member of Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Delta and Phi Mu Alpha fraternities at SU.
- BIOL-500 Topics in Biology
- EDUC-125 Residential Leadership
- EDUC-601 Independent Study
- INTD-500 Internship
- INTD-505 Independent Study
- OFFP-NIREPCE Peace and Youth in Northern Ireland
- OFFR-310 Global Citizenship
- OFFS-HRTNOLA Hurricane Relief Team: NOLA Experience
- OFFS-NIREPCE Peace and Youth in Northern Ireland
- PRDV-104 Perspectives
- PRDV-400 Independent Study