Torin M. Finser, PhD

Department Chair and Core Faculty
Department of Education

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Highest Degree

PhD, The Union Institute

Areas of Expertise

organizational consultant, leadership development, conflict resolution, group dynamics, Waldorf teacher development and mentoring


Torin M Finser received his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Union Graduate School, his M.A. in education from Adelphi University, and his B.A. from Bowdoin College. He was a class teacher and special subject teacher at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, where he also served as faculty chairman and trustee. Torin has now served on the board of six Waldorf schools, has done extensive consulting in organizational dynamics and leadership development, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Europe, Asia and throughout North America.

He is the author of seven books: School as a Journey, In Search of Ethical Leadership, School Renewal, Organizational Integrity, Silence is Complicity, Initiative: A Rosicrucian Path of Leadership, and now his most recent book: Finding Your Self, Exercises and Suggestions for Teachers, published by AWSNA Waldorf Publications, June 2013.

Torin currently serves as General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America and is Chair of the Education Department at Antioch University New England.