Daniel J. Torlone
Chair, Department of Education
Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Program Emphasis: Educational Administration
Master of Education, Boston University
Program Emphases: Educational Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Bachelor of Arts, Marshall University
Majors: Secondary Social Studies
Recent Courses Taught
- EDUC 301 Advanced Practicum in Teaching and Field Supervision
- EDUC 389 Methods for Teaching Secondary Social Studies
- EDUC 425 Seminar for Student Teaching
- EDUC 480 Student Teaching Field Supervision
The gulf between the ideal of teaching and the real may be deep. Yet, when I recall the words of the eminent philosopher, Dr. John Dewey, the gulf becomes less daunting, and even hopeful: “Education is not preparation for life. Education is life.”
Scholarship and Accomplishments
- Co-author: USF Department About Teaching: of Education’s Institutional Report for the re-accreditation project.
- Reviewer: Indiana Department of Education’s History Standards for secondary education.
- Consultant and Presenter: Six national forums for the state of Indiana on the Center for Improving Teaching Quality. An initiative sponsored by the Council of chief State School Officers.
- Presenter: “Assessing Educators’ Dispositions during Professional Preparation.” Hawaii International Conference on Education.
Talents, Interests, Background
I am frequently astounded that my formal education has permitted me to become someone as much a giver as a taker. My aspiration is to continue the quest to become a global citizen, knowing that the goal is never attained, but approximated. By background predisposes me to travel, to meet people unlike myself, to strive to accept people whom I might normally find difficult to know and, above all, not to take myself too seriously.