Faculty / College of Liberal Arts

Eugene Allevato

Adjunct Faculty


Eugene Allevato joined Woodbury University in 2001 and is currently an adjunct faculty member. Eugene initially worked in basic research and development while working for CALTECH at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As an Engineer, he worked on optimization and quality management projects.

Eugene was granted a scholarship to work at the Aachen Technical University, Germany, to work on solar cell efficiency optimization. During this time, he had the opportunity to be a guest-researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Toulouse, France. Later while working at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Eugene was invited by the Japanese government to work at ETL (Electrochemical Laboratory) on the development of promising thermoelectric materials.

Eugene has introduced inter-classroom collaborations across two different courses and community service engagement, based on group projects involving students’ majors as a motivational tool. He believes in transformative learning approaches. He is a strong advocate of eco-pedagogy as a tool for developing student centered and independent learning projects, where students are responsible for their learning and are required to provide community service activities. These activities create a classroom environment without walls utilizing experiential learning with hands on real world problems by using learning communities and sharing knowledge to promote study skills, self-confidence to reduce students’ learning anxieties.

He has published more than twenty scientific publications and has been invited to present his work in national and international conferences.

Education

PhD (Tilburg University, The Netherlands),
MPhil (University of Wales, UK),
MSc (Military Institute, Brazil),
MBA (Woodbury University, USA),
BSc Physics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro),
BA in Philosophy (State University of Rio de Janeiro)