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psychology and human sexuality educator , author

John Paul De Cecco, American Psychology and human sexuality educator, author. Recipient Magnus Hirschfeld medal Germany Sociological Society, Berlin, 1992,Evelyn Hooker Research award Gay Academy Union, Los Angeles, 1978; National Institute of Mental Health grantee,1974-1980; named John Paul DeCecco Day San Francisco City mayor and Board Supvs., 1997. Fellow International Academy Sex Research; member APA, Society for Scientific Studyof Sex.


Cecco, John Paul De was born on April 18, 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Rose Marie (Lombardozzi) De Cecco.


Bachelor of Science, Allegheny College, 1946;Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1949;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1953.


Teacher, Erie (Pennsylvania) Public High Schools, 1946-1948;faculty, U. Detroit, 1953-1955;faculty, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1955-1960;professor psychology, San Francisco State University, since 1960;director human sexuality studies, San Francisco State University, 1981-1997;director, Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Studies, since 1992. Director Center for Research and Education in Sexuality, since 1975.



Fellow International Academy Sex Research. Member American Psychological Association, Society for Scientific Study of Sex.


John Cecco

Rose Marie (Lombardozzi) De Cecco