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Charles Alexander Zorn has taught Child, Developmental and General Psychology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College since 2002 as an Adjunct and Substitute Instructor. He is a Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University in an interdisciplinary study towards a Ed.D in Developmental Psychology and Education, and Cultural Studies and Media. He holds a BA in Psychobiology from SUNY Purchase, and received both his MA in Developmental Psychology and clinical training in Developmental Neuropsychology and Education from Teachers College (Ed.M., ABP). He worked with such noted psychology scholars as Richie Davidson (facial emotions in film), Ronnie Halpern (anti-schizophrenic effects of Haloperidol), Ursula Kirk (norming and development of the NEPSY test battery for Children) and John Broughton (Critical Theory, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture).

Prof. Zorn was originally trained as a Neuropsychoeducational evaluator at Teachers College, and is a practicing developmental specialist and a child and family education advocate dealing with language and learning issues. He held the position of Instructor at New York Medical College and Language and Learning Specialist for The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Metropolitan Hospital. From there he went into private practice as a consultant working exclusively with families and Montessori schools. Additionally, working on the cutting edge of interactive media production since the mid-90's, often involving high technology. His education projects applied such techniques as immersive virtual reality to teach medical doctors all over the United States and Europe, and Quicktime panoramic tours of museums, such as the Whitney and the noted Guggenheim's China 5000 exhibit. He co-founded such diverse companies as the first New York convention based day-care, Convention Kids, Inc. and the new media company, Televerse, Inc, which produced among other immersive projects, the first "streamed" weekly, internet "web-opera," The @ Cafe which went into development with Microsoft's M3P division.

He has described much of his work as amplified affective experiences, brewed with positive collaboration. Currently he is working on projects involving poetry, musical expression, and his dissertation work involves unstigmatized, non-competitive collaboration in education and the arts, and intellectual play in collegiate settings. These projects include a New York-based science fiction series, a talk show with a unique format and his long-standing Project CoLabX, which stands for Collaborative Expression Group.

He is a Bright and both coordinator and organizer of the NYC Brights.
He is the founder of ANBU-TRU: Allied Non-believers United: The Reality Union.
He is the co-founder of the Contingent Faculty Alliance.
He is the co-founder of Guardians against the Tyranny of Fanaticism.
Member, NYC Atheists.
Member, Secular Humanist Society of New York and is a Humanist Celebrant
Member, New York Skeptics
Member, The Center For Inquiry, Campus and International
Member, The Union of Concerned Scientists
Member, Poets House
Member, The Rhyming Poets Meetup Group (inactive)
Member, Kappa Delta Phi, an Honor Society in Education (inactive)
Member, International Neuropsychology Society (inactive)
Member, New York Neuropsychology Group (inactive)
Student Member, American Psychological Association (inactive)

At Teachers College, he is a member of the Students for a Cultural Studies Initiative and President of the Teachers and Writers for a Public Voice.

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