WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

School of Professional Studies

Education : Education Faculty

John Caruso, Ph.D

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
M.A., The George Washington University
M.S., M.S, P.E.D., SCS

Office location:
White Hall 319

Phone and Email:
(203) 837-8517



Biographical Information

Dr. John Caruso Jr., Professor of Education, earned seven degrees and certificates including a B.A. in History & Political Science, M.A. in European History, M.A. in Educational Technology, M.S. in Sociology, M.S. in Counseling, P.E.D. in Educational Foundations, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Supervision/International Education. He is certified Grades 7-12 in History/Social Studies; certified as an Elementary and Secondary Education Supervisor, holds Certificates in Art Psychotherapy and Career Counseling. He was elected Chair of the Education & Educational Psychology Department for eight years and for ten years was the WCSU Liaison to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT.

Dr. Caruso lived in Europe and Asia for fourteen years and visited more than 110 nations as an educational consultant and seminar leader. After being commissioned as a US Army Infantry Officer LT Caruso was reassigned to the Army Security Agency in Germany.  Dr. Caruso was a Fulbright Scholar at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea; received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to study China, Japan and India and awarded a three year Eisenhower Grant to create Westconn’s Professional Development School.  He studied and lectured at universities in Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, PRC, founded the Westconn Institute for International Education and served as Director of the Westconn Center for Professional Development.

He taught and conducted research at Yale, Harvard, the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Munich, Germany), the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, the University of Connecticut, Edinboro University, the University of Nevada (UNS Director of International Education), ECSU, CCSU, SCSU and three CT community colleges.  His current areas of teaching and research are Instructional Technology and promoting diversity, social justice and equity through fine arts. He has authored more than 80 refereed articles and two books, was the Media Editor for the International Journal of Multicultural Education, the editor of two newspapers for the European Exchange System (Nurnberg, Germany), the Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Armstrong Corporation, delivered 60 national and international presentations; and directed educational projects for UNESCO.