Silas O. R. Pinto received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Rhode Island focusing on the cross-generational transmission of parenting values in Cape Verdean families. In addition, he has been conducting projects on the effects of fitness and martial arts training on social and mental health.
Silas 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 teaches courses in biological bases of behavior and learning, ethics and law in school psychology, social justice and diversity in education, school psychology methods of research, and he supervises students in the Step Up Program in Mattapan, Massachusetts.