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Dr. Torres approaches writing as a cultural tool for navigating complex systems. His research explores how writers construct an identity through writing in various contexts. He has published studies investigating the ways students write themselves into a particular discipline as well as how students interpret faculty feedback on their writing. He has also published ethnographic research about the ways oral history narratives sustain spiritual identities in Cuba.

Dr. Torres is also a thought leader in higher education. As the Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning, he applies the scholarship of teaching and learning to pedagogical practice, translating theory into lived experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Narrative Identity
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Environmental Education
  • Writing Assessment
  • Teacher Education


  • English

Office Location

  • Comms, Computing & Engineering 205A

Mail Drop

  • SB-ACA


Georgia College & State University

MFA, Creative Writing

Milledgeville, GA

Present - Present

Washington State University

PhD, Educational Psychology

Pullman, WA

Present - Present

Selected Publications


Taking Flight

JT Torres

(Fairlight Books 2021)


Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance: Performing the Entangled Histories of Cuba and West Africa

Jill Flanders Crosby and JT Torres

(University of Florida Press 2021)