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Jason Torreano

Instructor of Media Communications, Academic Affairs

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Jason Torreano is a full-time faculty member at Bloomfield College of Montclair State University and the Founder and CEO of Inkululeko, a non-profit organization supporting education and entrepreneurship for youth in South Africa.

At Bloomfield College, Torreano has demonstrated his dedication to innovative teaching by transitioning the journalism program to a mobile-first approach, focusing on teaching students to shoot and edit videos using mobile devices. He has also collaborated with local media companies to provide students with hands-on experience and worked with faculty to integrate challenge-based learning across the campus.

As the Founder and CEO of Inkululeko, Torreano has built partnerships with universities in the US, South Africa, Norway, Kenya, and the UK. He has developed measurement mechanisms, worked with staff and students to help township youth finish high school and progress to university, and identified and written grants for foundation support.

Torreano's educational background includes a graduate degree from SUNY Empire State University focusing on Non-Profit Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Throughout his career, he has held various positions that have contributed to his expertise in education, non-profit management, and journalism, including serving as a Fulbright Specialist, a Study Abroad Instructor at Syracuse University, and a Rotary International Peace Fellow.


Jason worked for several years in TV newsrooms across the country as an anchor and reporter. He also founded an organization in South Africa ( that serves motivated young people with finishing high school and moving onto university or entering the workforce upon graduation.