Dr. Scalambrino has taught graduate-level philosophy and psychology courses, and has received recognition for teaching excellence in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, and Ohio. He regularly teaches courses on the history of philosophy (especially Leibniz to Heidegger), metaphysics, ethics, and critical thinking. In 2003 he was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, the National Counseling Honor Society.
Before age 27 Dr. Scalambrino founded a Community Mental Health Suicide Prevention Respite Unit and Clinical Intervention Center; he has worked in various direct service provision and leadership capacities in mental health counseling, psychiatric emergency rooms, and trauma settings (including, but not limited to, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Braddock, Pennsylvania). He was the starting quarterback and a team captain of the Kenyon College football team. He enjoys writing about self-help, social philosophy, technology, methods and systems of psychology and psychotherapy (especially existential-phenomenological approaches and Jungian psychodynamics), existentialism, mindfulness, and spirituality.
In determining his projects as an author, he believes:
"Empty is the word of that philosopher by whom no affliction of men is cured. For as there is no benefit in medicine if it does not treat the diseases of the body, so with philosophy, if it does not drive out the affliction of the soul." ~Epicurus, "Fragment #54," Cyril Bailey (Translation).