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Carlos Antonio Torre earned three degrees in the area of Human Development at Harvard University: Ed.M.; C.A.S. and Ed.D. He is, currently, Professor of Education at Southern Connecticut State University; President of the New Haven, Connecticut Board of Education (member: 1993-2003 also 2006 to the present); and a Fellow at Yale University, where he served for seven years as Assistant Dean of the College and a member of the Psychology faculty.
Dr. Torre is an elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico and was awarded the Academy’s Medal of the Academician. Other awards include: the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences’ first award for "humanitarian, ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of the mind through the application of dynamical science perspectives to educational psychology"; the Connecticut Association of Latin Americans in Higher Education (CALAHE) award "for contributions made toward the improvement of educational opportunities for Hispanics in higher education"; and others.
Dr. Torre has numerous publications on non-linear dynamics applied to education. His research seeks to: 1) identify (via Recurrence Quantification Analysis) characteristic patterns in the autonomic nervous system associated with particular emotions and how these affect the teaching-learning process; and 2) develop an appreciation for and understanding of how our biological heritage influences the ecology of education.
His publications include: articles on non-linear dynamics applied to education; a book-length research monograph on the triadic nature of the mind and university students’ quality of thinking; chapters on educators “Eugenio Maria de Hostos and “Michael Apple”; an edited volume on Puerto Rican Migration; a chapter on "Teaching Medicine to High School Students as a Dynamic Way of Thinking"; and a book in-progress on the “Ecology of Education.
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