Quinnipiac University
JT Torres

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

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.

A current focus for Dr. Torres's scholarship and teaching is ecological literacy. In his first-year writing courses, students read and write about the intersections between their disciplines and environmental justice. In so doing, students come to realize our interconnectedness not just across cultures but also across species.

Creatively, Dr. Torres writes fiction, both in print and in interactive formats. His current projects explore eco-horror storytelling and interactive narratives in video games and other digital media.
Welcomes Media Inquiries

Areas of Expertise

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

Organization

  • English

Office Location

  • Center for Comm.&Engineer 205A

Mail Drop

  • SB-ACA

Experience

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)