Dr. Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. is the Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success. He oversees the development of the University of Arizona’s 100% Engagement Program. In addition, he oversees programmatic and curricular development for online learning as well as plays a leadership in the expansion of digital learning experiences on campus more broadly. He reports directly to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Student Success/Senior Vice President for Student Affair’s leadership team
Before taking up his post as Vice President, Dr. Del Casino was Associate Dean in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. He also is a Professor of Geography and Development with interests in social and cultural geography, health geography, geographic thought and history, sexuality studies, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and health politics in Southeast Asia and the United States. His past projects have included studies of the relationships between HIV prevention programs and drug use, the politics of 'the body' and biomedicine, and the interconnections between transportation, mobility, and homelessness.
He has collectively published five single-authored, co-authored, and edited books as well as over 30 articles and invited book chapters. He has held grants from the Metrans Transportation Center of the University of Southern California and the Universitywide AIDS Research Foundation of the University of California and been part of collaborative research funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration (SAMSHA). He has held a Visiting Research Fellowship at The Australian National University and given numerous conference presentations and invited lectures at a number of national and international venues.
For more information on Dr. Del Casino's research and teaching profile, click http://geography.arizona.edu/user/vincent-j-del-casino-jr