Dr. Carlos Aquino


Holding a George Washington University MS in Structural Engineering and a University of Sao Paolo Ph.D. in Sciences and Technology, Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino is an accomplished senior executive and educator combining over 25 years of experience in leadership and scholarship in Business, Education, IT, and Engineering. In his executive career, he has been strategically building, managing and guiding diverse teams to solve complex, systemic problems. As an educator, he has taught, developed and supervised, and published relevant research and scholarship. In that area, he is adept at developing and implementing academic programs, accreditation processes, operational, regulatory and quality procedures and policies, and corporate training programs that foster measurable performance improvements. Dr. Aquino has accumulated achievements and recognition as Executive-Director, Senior Director, Project Manager, Provost, Dean of Business, Dean of Accreditation, among other capacities in organizations in the USA and abroad, with followers that encompassed a clear diversity of cultures. Before moving to the United States in 2008, Dr. Aquino was responsible for directing a country-wide program, sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, focused on improving energy usage. Dr. Aquino prepared the Brazilian version of many business books, published by Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill, authored a book on Adult Higher Education (How to Learn: Andragogy and Learning Skills) for Pearson Education in Brazil in 2008, and is currently working on two books (Palgrave McMillan and Emerald Publishing), covering different aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Along his career, he has presented more than 45 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2014, he had 15 papers presented in venues such as Western Academy of Management, ACBSP, and GUIDE (Global Universities in Distance Education) Conferences and had 6 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. 


  • Post Doc., Entrepreneurship & Post Doc., Mechanical Engineering - State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Campinas, Brazil
  • Ph.D., Sciences and Technology - University of Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Master of Science (MS) in Structural Engineering - The George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Diversity Spirit Achievement Award recipient from The Diversity Recruiters Network
  • Administered the School of Business of three institutions (US and abroad) involving more than 4,000 students and 600 faculty members and staff
  • Created, implemented, and led research centers that have been responsible for scholarly outcomes for more than 300 affiliates and fellows