David Curuso, PhD, is an educator, organizational change consultant, Zen priest and academic leader.
Over the course of his career, David held multiple positions in academia – faculty and administrative appointments – including President of Antioch University New England, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University, and multiple appointments and roles at the University of Hartford, University of Rhode Island, Purdue University, and Indiana State University.
He has researched and published widely with a focus in the field of human development, child and youth development, and early childhood education. Dr. Caruso served on the boards of the New Hampshire College and University Council and Campus Compact for New Hampshire, chaired the Governance Committee at the University of Hartford Magnet School, and served on the editorial boards of “Early Education and Development”, “Child and Youth Care Forum”, and “Infant Mental Health Journal”. He currently serves on the Leadership Council for Boundless Way Zen and in 1995, was awarded the American Council on Education Fellowship,
Dr. Caruso is married to Sara Hunt, an early childhood special educator, and has five children. He is a long time Buddhist meditation practitioner and is an ordained Zen priest. In his spare time, he enjoys studying political history, hiking and exploring wilderness, gardening, and photography. He is also a musician and currently sings with the Wise Guys, a Men’s A cappella group.