Robert Cotto, Jr.
Director, DEI Campus & Community Engagement
Phone: (860) 297-4010 Office Location: 70 Vernon Street 304
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Trinity College faculty member since 2014
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut
M.A., Trinity College
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Ed.
A.B., Dartmouth College

Robert Cotto, Jr. graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in sociology and he has a Master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and from Trinity College in American Studies. Before coming to Trinity, Robert was a K-12 educational researcher and teacher.

He believes that teaching and learning should be connected to each student’s interests, the communities related to our study, and the scholars that have come before us. He has worked with students at various levels in the Hartford area to develop their academic interests, abilities, and skills.

His academic work focuses on K-12 education policy. His past and present research focuses on educational reform movements in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that offer educational improvement, yet often reinforce inequality or are subverted by existing social policy. In particular, he studies the history and current impact of educational testing, school choice, and teacher-led innovation, and management policies, particularly with respect to marginalized and racialized groups.

You can follow him on twitter at: @robertcottojr