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Vasti Torres

Vasti Torres, Indiana University

Vasti Torres is professor of educational leadership and policy studies and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University. She also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Latino Studies program. A graduate of the Stetson University, Torres earned her MEd in Student Personnel in Higher Education and her PhD in Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia. She worked in various aspects of the student affairs profession for more than 20 years prior to joining the faculty of Indiana University in 2003. Her scholarly interests include the ethnic identity of Latino college students, survey development and use, and other diversity issues. She has presented and authored numerous publications on these topics, including refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, and national reports. In addition, Torres served as the principle investigator for a grant-funded project on the college retention of Latino students. Her service to the profession also includes her work with several student affairs and higher education associations, including the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), for which she served as president from 2007 to 2008, and currently serves as associate editor for The Journal of College Student Development. Torres has been honored as a Diamond Honoree, Senior Scholar, and Emerging Scholar by ACPA, Program Associate for the National Center for Policy in Higher Education, and Outstanding Faculty Member by the NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community, and received the NASPA Outstanding Contribution to Literature award.

 

 

 

 

 

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