Lecturer in School Psychology
- Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
- M.A., University of Rhode Island
- B.A., University of Rhode Island
Silas O. R. Pinto received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from
the University of Rhode Island. He completed his pre-doctoral
and post-doctoral work at the Met High School in Providence, RI.
He has had practicum, internship, and professional experience in
mainstream and alternative schools, as well as in a medical
setting. Before coming to Tufts, Silas also worked at the Brown
University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies as a
treatment provider and Research Analyst.
Silas is currently the director of New Wave Arts and the Cape
Verdean and Brazilian Cultural Center of Rhode Island, where
he has conducted projects on the cross-generational influence
of parental authority and acculturation on the parenting of
immigrant minority families, as well as the impact of martial
arts training on social and mental health. In addition, he is
an educational advocate, composes traditional and modern Afrocentric
music, and leads a martial arts/dance/theater group.