Dr. Maria M. Colavito

PROFILE: Maria M. Colavito

Maria M. Colavito has a Ph.D. in Social Science with a specialty in psychology and biocultural anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Culture Studies with a specialty in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She also attended St. Johns University School of Law.

Her employment background includes fifteen years of clinical and administrative experience in positions in the private sector, secondary and higher education, social services, and criminal justice, including her previous position as Adolescent Services Coordinator for St. Johns County Mental Health Dept. also the position of Executive Director of St. Johns County Mental Health Department, and the present position as Director of St. Johns County Health and Human Services.

Dr. Colavito has received numerous awards and honors for her teaching and research, including the University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the American Biographical Society's International Cultural Diploma of Honor. She is also listed in The International Who's Who of Intellectuals; Who's Who of Female Executives; and Two Thousand Notable American Women. Dr. Colavito is a certified philosophical counselor and the author of three books and several articles.

Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of University Women, The American Philosophical Practitioners Association, the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, and the Juvenile Justice Council of St Johns County.

Her research has been cited by many sources including the Union of International Association's, Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential.

Numerous articles and books have also been written on her discovery of the "bio-cultural" paradigm, the integration of culture and biology (the resolution of the nature/nurture controversy) and the applicability of this paradigm to individual subjects. All her discoveries have been verified by modern hard science or neuro-biology.

Books written about her work or using her paradigm are:

El Animal Vulnerable: Invitacion a la Filosofia de lo Humano
(1997) Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
Written by Juan Masia Clavel
Bioetica y Antropologia
(2004) Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain
Written by Juan Masia Clavel

Some articles written about her work have appeared in:

See: "Parabola"

Also http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs/antidev.php

Also "Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads"
Vol.1, number 3.

And mostly the United Nations: