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Elsa-Sofia Morote, EdD

Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote has 20+ years’ senior-level experience instructing, motivating and researching at the university-level. She holds two Masters Degrees - a MAP in Public Administration (concentration in Strategic Management) (CIDE, 1991), M.Sc. in Finance (Carnegie Mellon University, 1996) and she is Doctor of Education Ed.D (concentration in Higher Education Administration) (University of Pittsburgh, 2001); and completed a postdoctoral work using quantitative methods analysis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 2001-2003).

Dr. Morote is an international scholar with over 20 award and recognitions from several countries to incl. Best Case Study at a Conference (IBEC-India, 2010), Best Research Paper (Emerald Literati Award for Excellence, USA, 2013) and Best Experimental Research Paper (International conference in Management and Education Innovation –Paris, France, 2014).

Dr. Morote is the founder director of the International Studies and Diversity Institute (IDI). This Institute fosters understanding among cultures, develops global leaders, and promotes diversity in education. Currently, she is a full professor at Dowling College’s Ed. Adm. Doctoral program and Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University’ Masters program, where she has taught HEA 504 Research and Higher Education Assessment. She feels tremendously rewarded by transforming students' fears and anxieties into positive attitudes and self-confidence .For further information visit Dr. Morote’s website:


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