Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. José Torres is originally from Puerto Rico, and before joining the Department at OSU he was an instructor at Weber State University in Utah. He earned his master’s degree in Geography from the University of Florida and his doctorate in Geography from the University of Connecticut. His master’s specializations include tourism, urban and regional development, and Latin America, and his minor field is Latin American studies. His doctoral specializations include tourism, urban and regional development, sustainability, and Europe, and his minor field is Human Rights. His single author research focuses on sustainable urban tourism and urban redevelopment, focusing on Lisbon, Portugal. His collaborative research work focuses on the interaction between the Blue Economy, environmental justice, and tourism in the Caribbean.