Education Research Consultant
The Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence is pleased to offer a new service to all faculty. In addition to our consultants in assessment/program evaluation, quantitative analysis, English editing, and public speaking, the CTSE now has an Education Research Consultant.
Dr. Bruce Torff, associate professor in the School of Education and Allied Human Services, will assist faculty in design and implementation of research initiatives that pertain to teaching and advisement at Hofstra.
An educational psychologist, Dr. Torff has taught at Hofstra since 1997 and will serve as Director of the new Doctoral Program in Learning and Teaching when it enrolls its first class in fall 2007. He has published numerous articles and books on topics including teachers' beliefs and attitudes (especially concerning critical-thinking activities and professional-development initiatives), expertise in teaching, and musical cognition. He earned a doctorate and two master's degrees at Harvard University, where he worked with Howard Gardner, and held a postdoctoral appointment at Yale University in collaboration with Robert J. Sternberg. Torff is active as a leader of professional-development workshops for educators and is also a pianist and songwriter.
You can contact Dr. Torff via e-mail or at (516) 463-5803.