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For more information about the Doctoral Program in Learning and Teaching, please contact:

Bruce Torff, Ed.D.
Professor and Director, Doctoral Program in Learning and Teaching
Phone: 516-463-5803


Bruce Torff is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.  Torff has published numerous books and articles on topics in educational psychology, cognitive-developmental psychology, and teacher education, including work on teachers’ beliefs and attitudes, classroom use of critical-thinking activities, and professional development for educators.

His books include Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind and Multiple Intelligences and Assessment.  Torff is founder and director of the Doctoral Program in Learning and Teaching at Hofstra, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2009.   He earned a doctorate and two masters degrees at Harvard University, where he worked with Howard Gardner and served as a Project Director at Project Zero, Gardner's research organization.  Torff also 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 jazz pianist and songwriter.

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