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Ralph A. Mastrorio — Trusted Professor

Middletown, RI — Ralph A. Mastrorio is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Trusted Professor for his excellent work in the Teaching field and in acknowledgment of his work as a Professor at Salve Regina University and Anna Maria College.

Teaching has been Mr. Mastrorio’s passion for over 55 years. He is proud to have taught hundreds of students at both high school and college levels, and finds teaching to be a very fulfilling profession. For over 30 years, he taught Biology and Bioethics in two high school districts, Wachusett Regional, and Shrewsbury. Mr. Mastrorio was the founder of the Bioethics program. He loved teaching his students the ethical considerations behind moral issues in medical care and biology. He also created a formalized sex education course for middle school age kids in the Shrewsbury school district. At the time, Mr. Mastrorio was the first teacher in central Massachusetts to develop a formalized sex education program for his students, and he ranks this among his most important academic achievements.

It was his pride and joy to teach students for so many years, and after three decades of teaching high school, he retired. He soon found a new role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Anna Maria College, where he still teaches today.

He later joined Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, where he has been teaching the Circle of Scholars Program for seven years. This innovative program offers seminars on a range of educational topics, ranging from history to science to music and the arts. Salve Regina has been a respected school since its founding in 1934, and currently has about 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees at the school. As an excellent school in the Newport area, Salve Regina has been awarded among the region’s top 20 best undergraduate schools.

Although he is now 77 years old, Mr. Mastrorio is still dedicated to teaching the next generation. Some of his courses have explored fascinating topics, such as his 2018 Circle of Scholars course “Frankenstein Revisited: The History of Transplantation Technology.”

To achieve his education, Ralph A. Mastrorio first attended Worcester State University in Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During his second semester of school, he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Mastrorio had taken on a job as a high school teacher, and the district superintendent personally wrote a letter requesting Mr. Mastrorio’s deferment, so that he could continue teaching his students in Holden, MA. 

Continuing his education, Mr. Mastrorio next attended Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, where he graduated with a Master of Education degree and a Master of Arts degree. Mr. Mastrorio then took Medical Biology courses at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Mr. Mastrorio has recently been recognized for his professional excellence by Marquis Who’s Who, Jirnal, 24-7 Press Release, Daily 2 Daily News, and others. Mr. Mastrorio was also recently interviewed by Newport RI, a local news outlet, as he was waiting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine along with many others in the Middletown community. He expressed happiness that the COVID-19 vaccine was available and located near both Middletown and Newport.

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