Psychology Professor Carlos Escoto Elected to CUR Executive Board

Written by Ed Osborn

WILLIMANTIC, CT (05/29/2018) Carlos Escoto, professor and department chair of psychology, and coordinator for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been elected to the executive board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). A member of CUR’s Psychology Division, Escoto will begin his three-year term on July 1, 2018.

Escoto received his associate’s degree from Irvine Valley College, his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Chapman University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Loma Linda University. He credits his ability to conduct research while enrolled at a private liberal arts college as instrumental to his acceptance into a doctoral program.

As a faculty member at Eastern, he has mentored many undergraduates to complete and present their research. In leading the University’s undergraduate research programs the past four years, he has successfully grown research support in a challenging fiscal climate. A CUR councilor, he serves as chair of the organization’s internationalization task force.

“I am honored to serve CUR as a member of the Executive Board,” said Escoto. “I am committed to contributing to CUR in this new capacity and to bringing my experience with undergraduate research across several domains to this work.”

Written by Ed Osborn