Dominic Brucato, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Kent State University, is a Clinical Psychologist and Retired Professor of Psychology at Miami Dade College. He was the recipient of an Endowed Teaching Chair and the Service Learning Professor of the Year Award. He also served as a Core Council Member of the Earth Ethics Institute and was involved with the Global Education Initiative. Dr. Brucato and Dr. Abascal have conducted numerous seminars on effective teaching, personal effectiveness, and stress mastery. They have co-authored two books: Essential Elements for Effectiveness – Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology and Stress Mastery – The Art of Coping Gracefully. Dr. Brucato co-founded MindWorks International, Inc., a creative performance consulting firm focused on optimal functioning, effective teaching, and transformational leadership in institutions of higher learning.