Education1969 Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, B.A.
1974 University of South Florida, M.A.
1976 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtIntroduction to Higher Math
Calculus I, II, III
Real and Complex Analysis
Three Cosmological Debates
Space & Time
The Revolution of Relativity
Career SpecialtiesDr. Toro’s mathematical interests include problems in algebraic number theory and the distribution of prime numbers. He is also interested in the history of the exact sciences, particularly astronomy and mathematics.
Professional and Community Activities:He has served as chair of the mathematics department as well as numerous university committees, including the Faculty Committee, the Academic Reorganization Committee, the Honors Committee, the University Senate and the Faculty Governance Committee, among others.
On several occasions, he has traveled abroad, representing the University in exchange programs and taking groups of students to Europe and Asia. He served as faculty advisor to Alpha Chi honor society and has supervised several senior seminar projects, honors tutorials, independent studies and honors fellowship student research projects.
In the community, he served as a volunteer reader for the Radio Reading Service of WUSF for a period of five years and was president of the Board of Directors of the Harbour House Condominiums.
Honors and AwardsLouise Loy Hunter Award for Distinguished Faculty Member (1993-1994)
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award (1994)