SVO Student Advisor
Dr. Pierre Asselin
Pierre Asselin Professor of History and Dwight E. Sandford Chair in US Foreign Relations at SDSU. He is originally from Quebec City, Canada. Asselin is the author of A Bitter Peace: Washington, Hanoi, and the Making of the Paris Agreement (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (University of California Press, 2013), and Vietnam’s American War: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Before moving to San Diego and joining the History Department at SDSU in 2017, Asselin lived in Honolulu for 26 years and taught at Kapiolani Community College, Chaminade University, and Hawaii Pacific University.
Asselin appreciates and respects the service and sacrifice of student veterans. Above all, he values their commitment to their own education and their diligence. He is committed to their success during their time at SDSU.