In this episode Eric interviews Tony Puente from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Tony shares his story about how a childhood transition from privilege to poverty shaped his outlook and work ethic. He is curious about what shapes success in other and the underlying brain mechanisms. His leadership style is motivated in part by impatience and the desire for change. Family, heritage, and culture are all central in Tony’s life; a key mentor was Nobel Prize-winning Roger Sperry (

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Published On: March 16th, 2021 / Categories: Conversations About Teaching N' Stuff /