Dr. Morote remains in my spirit as a light that shown on my path through my unexpected doctoral journey. My life has crossed with so many life-changing people but Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote holds a precious and unique place. As the hours, months and years passed, I learned of her brilliance through her humility, her patience through her great resolve, and her benevolence through her tireless service to me and countless others.
All that she gently (and not so gently) provoked me to achieve, would never, could never, have been done without her. Through it all she shared the credit, but I know without her I could never have experienced the fullness of that journey.
For me, she was a God-given gift that I will remember and treasure always. Next dissertation: The Wonders and Magnificance of a Peruvian Genius named Morote! - Patricia Murthy 11/2015
Dr. Morote stands out from the rest!
I took on a very complex research project with layers and layers of data. Dr. Morote taught me to fall in love and enjoy data.
Dr. Morote makes you believe in yourself, that anything is possible and makes you achieve great accomplishments you never thought were possible. She is the queen of data, her knowledge is endless and keeps you "focused" and persevering even when you are over your head in data. She is one of the intelligent women I know!
Publishing dissertation $150
Graduation cap & gown $500
Dr. Sofia Morote as your chair, PRICELESS!
Thank you for all your time and dedication, and the hours and hours of Skyping with me, making me feel like my research was the only research you had going on.
Thank you so much Dr. Morote, you are a true role model and mentor, I could not have done it without you!
Dr. Susan L. Tietje 11/2016
Simply put, there is no one that appreciates the data more than Dr. Morote. Seven years ago she was able to transform 10 of us from insignificant to .001. It is Her brilliance and internal drive to make us better that served to inspire us to perform at the highest level.
When I look back at the people that have crossed my path I can truly say that Dr. Morote stands out as a 5-tool pro. She has intellect, commitment, integrity, creativity, and tolerance. Tolerance is my favorite as she withstood my incoherent outbursts and colorful soliloquies; without blinking. Thank you Dr. Morote for making me love the data and to know that while we may not have had Paris we will always have a regression analysis to remember. ~ Dr. Jim Wright 11/16
There is always one teacher or a professor in my school or college that I follow as a role model. Here at Dowling College, that is Dr. Morote. I am impressed of her knowledge, personality, achievements, and her passion for her students. I remember my first days when I went to see Dr. Morote, I told her "Dr. Morote, it is very hard to understand, speak, and write English." She said "you will be alright after a year or two." I am at this final stage of my Ed.D., and I must say Dr. Morote, I am confident now and have not much trouble in speaking or writing in English.~
She is the one who showed me several opportunities during my studies here. She is a great human being and she can feel the pressure, problems, and all the discomforts one could have abroad. Thank you Dr. Morote. God bless you always!!!!! ~ Hamid Ikram 11/15
While it may sound Greek
Latin text interprets it as Sofia
Sofia stands for more than “understanding, wisdom”
To me, Sofia (Dr. Morote) describes:
S (Service to others)
A (Action for Happiness)
Dowling College 11/15
I was a student in Prof. Elsa Sofia Morote Educational Technology Class' which was Microsoft office, SPSS and Website designing . I was very pleased with the way the course was taught, She was extremely dedicated to and passionate about teaching. She held long office hours each week and was always more than happy to answer my questions. I will apply Professor Morote Teaching style in Provincial Institute for Teachers' Education (PITE) classes in Baluchistan- Pakistan. Dr. Riaz 1/2016
Congratulations to Dr. Morote. I am not surprised that Dr. Morote is being recognized, she is a caring and incredible individual. She is always willing to give aid and has been instrumental in my development as a doctoral student. - Judith Jeremie 1/2016
Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote exerted a tremendous influence on my thinking and on my knowledge bank. She raised the quality of questions that I learned to ask, along with the need for quality answers. She is the consummate professional educator who thinks statistics are beautiful, and who has a wide comedic streak. She was my teacher. She is my friend.- Dr. Patricia Bowens-McCarthy 1/2016
When I first started working with Dr. Morote, I was very surprised that she spoke so fast and in addition she spoke with a heavy accent. She taught very fast and to learn up keep up with her her was extremely challenging to say the least (she is no joke). We got off to a rocky start. However, as I got to know her I saw what a loving genius she is. Her dedication to her students is simply remarkable. Her exemplary skills and teaching ability is only rivaled by her heart. Call it destiny, fate, or the stars but I believe we were brought together as teacher and student. I am truly blessed and honored to know and work with you. I love and appreciate you more than you know....congratulations on all of your accomplishments.
Sherill Spruill, 11/2015
Dr. Morote is my hero! She is one of the most inspiring persons that I have ever met. She continues to motivate me to strive to accomplish greater things.- Dr. Craig Markson 11/2015
Dr. Morote, a visionary who is committed to paving the way for all students. Your contribution to education is priceless.
Simply, your are beautiful, brilliant, and the best.
Thank you for representing women of all shades. Congratulations!- Dr. Witter 11/2015
Dr. Morote.. You are an amazing person and professor. I not only learned a lot from your classes but I enjoyed them as well. You inspire me as a professional woman. I am so proud of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I aspire to be like you.