Dr. Dan Tomasulo

Dr. Tomasulo is the Academic Director and core faculty at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University, and is on the teaching staff at the University of Pennsylvania where he works with Martin Seligman. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology, MFA in writing, and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology special section Positive Psychology, Dr. Tomasulo was also recently honored by Teachers College, Columbia University with their 2021 Teaching Award. 


Sharecare honors Dr. Tomasuloas one of the top ten online influencers on the issue of depression. His award-winning memoir, American Snake Pit  (2018) tells of the first experimental group home releasing inmates from America’s most notorious asylum, Willowbrook.His most recent book, Learned Hopefulness, The Power of Positivity To Overcome Depression,is hailed as: “…the perfect recipe for fulfillment, joy, peace, and expansion of awareness.”  by Deepak Chopra, MD: Author of Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. Martin Seligman, Ph.D., author of Flourish, adds: “This is the best go-to book on how to use hope to relieve your depression.”   


Medical News Today selected, Learned Hopefulness, as the 2021 best book on positivity for coping with depression. 


Dr. Dan Tomasulo joins Meisha-Ann Martin on the How We Work podcast to talk about hope. They discuss how hope can be practiced with nothing but an empty chair and how learning to hope helps us in our work and our lives.