Education: Ph.D. Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University; M.A. Psychology, Duquesne University; M.A. Sociology, Duquesne University
Courses Taught: NA
Dr. Arrigo began his professional career as a community organizer for and social activist on behalf of: (1) the homeless and marginally housed; (2) users of (mental) health services; (3) adult and juvenile ex-offenders; (4) survivors of sexual assault; and (5) abusers of licit/illicit drugs. Professor Arrigo work with these vulnerable and/or victimized constituencies culminated when he directed and implemented the social designing housing strategy for the city of Pittsburgh largest single room occupancy (SRO) facility, Wood St. Commons. His civic engagement in this area also included developing and managing the facility human welfare and social policy agenda. During his Directorship (1987-1990), this agenda addressed the unmet needs of underserved and unserved children, adults, and families.