Dr. Ángel Collado Schwarz recently introduced Dr. Etiony Aldarondo to the Carlos Albizu University community in the San Juan and Miami campuses, as the new Provost in the US. Dr. Aldarondo is currently Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. He is also the founding Director of the Dunspaugh-Dalton Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center.
Dr. Aldarondo’s professional career includes appointments at Boston College, Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital, and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. The recipient of various recognitions for academic excellence (i.e. APA Div. 17 Social Justice Award, The Elizabeth Beckman Award for Inspirational Leadership and Social Justice), his scholarship focuses on positive development of ethnic minority and immigrant youth, domestic violence, and social justice-oriented clinical practices.
“He is a well-known academic and author of books and articles published in professional journals. He has also won several prestigious grants to conduct research. With Dr. Aldarondo in Miami and Dr. Cynthia García in San Juan, we have a formidable team that will make possible for the University Carlos Albizu to reach the standards of quality of the best universities in the world”, Collado Schwarz said.
Dr. Aldarondo has a long history of involvement with grass root advocacy organizations and federal government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Institute of Justice. He is executive director of the Council on Contemporary Families, a member of the 11th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, and board member of the Domestic Violence National Resource Center, the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, and the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment among other organizations concerned with promoting the welfare of children and families.
Dr. Aldarondo has lectured broadly within the United States and throughout Latin America. He earned his bachelor in psychology at Temple University and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.