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About Dr. Melissa Tara Sasso


Dr. Melissa T. Sasso is an Italian Canadian native who grew up in Montreal, Quebec and went to preparatory school throughout her elementary and high school years.  She then moved to Florida, U.S.A at the age of 16. Dr. Sasso attained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Florida International University where she graduated with Cum Laude and joined PSI CHI, the International Honour Society in Psychology as well as Golden Key International Honour Society and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. She received both her Master’s of Science in Exceptional Student Education and Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Organizational leadership at Nova Southeastern University, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA in both degrees and joined Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education. Dr. Sasso has several years experience working with students who suffer from disabilities from Pre-K to grade 5 and is now working in the higher education field. She has written articles with her Dissertation chair, Dr. David B. Ross and has her published dissertation entitled How Narcissists Cannot Hold an Organization Together: A Mixed Method Approach to a Fictitious Puzzle Factory located in ProQuest. Her dissertation was nominated and won with distinction. She presented her dissertation at the TQR’s 10th annual conference, where she shared the strategic methodology of her study. In addition, she is an article reviewer and has also commenced editing various works. Her research interests include stress, and she is a passionate researcher in the fields of toxic workplace environments, and narcissistic leadership.   

Disciplines



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Honors and Awards

  • PSI CHI Certificate of Appreciation- 2010 Relay for Life at FIU

Education

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Present EdD, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
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2014 MS, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Exceptional Student Education
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2011 BA, Florida International University ‐ Psychology
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Contact Information

ms3303@mynsu.nova.edu



Articles (2)

Books and Book Contributions (6)

Other (1)

Presentations (3)