Justin Sitron
Assistant Professor, Director of Ph.D. Programs


  • Gender
  • Sex education and sexuality

Justin Sitron began his career in South Philadelphia as a teacher of Spanish and English for speakers of other languages and also spent three years at Abington Junior High School teaching Spanish and advising the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. For two years he worked for Planned Parenthood of Bucks County, Penn., as a male involvement community health educator and coordinator of LGBTQ services. He then worked for a time as an adjunct professor before joining the Center for Health Behavior and Communications Research at the University of Pennsylvania as an intervention specialist. The CHBR specialized in developing health behavior interventions for African-American populations, including additional work in southern Africa. Sitron joined the Widener University faculty as an adjunct in 2005 and full-time in 2008. He has bachelor’s degrees in Spanish language and literature and education from Villanova University. He earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in human sexuality from Widener.