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Tom Masullo

Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish

229 Burrowes
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9482

Office Hours:

  • Via Zoom:
  • M 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • T 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • By appt.


  1. PhD, Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on Language & Literacy Education, The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. J. Tom Masullo, Jr., has earned the following degrees: B.S. in Spanish, B.S. in Business Education, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on Language & Literacy Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Tom is a Pennsylvania certified teacher, and he is certified to teach Spanish, French, Italian, Business Education, Music, Health Education, Social Studies, English, and Grades PK - 6 in the State of Pennsylvania, in addition to certifications as a Principal and Superintendent. Tom worked in public education as a teacher, counselor, and school administrator for 35 years. In addition, he was named Outstanding Superintendent in the State of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association in 2010.

After retiring from public education, Tom taught Spanish, French, Italian, and Music at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg in its inaugural school year. Other experience includes: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spanish at St. Francis University and English, Spanish, and Office Technology Instructor at South Hills School of Business & Technology. He developed an online Spanish course for St. Francis University and currently teaches the online course for St. Francis. In addition, he has taught Conversational Spanish for the Healthcare Professions at South Hills.

Tom's travels include: Italy, Spain, France, England, Ireland, and Greece. He serves as the pianist for the Hispanic Catholic Ministry at Penn State University. In his spare time, Tom volunteers with Centre LifeLink as an EMT.

He is very passionate about teaching.  When he is not teaching, Tom enjoys photography, music, reading, volunteering as an EMT, and traveling.