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Ph.D. in Geography, University of Connecticut, 2015
M.A. in Geography. University of Florida, 2002
M.A. in Spanish, Tulane University, 1992
B.A. in Economics, DePauw University, 1987
Academic interests: I like to study how tourism, urban regeneration, and sustainable development practices come together to trigger innovative practices. I also study Blue Economy practices that link the improvement of environmental conditions in oceans, lakes, and river estuaries to socio-economic development in marine, lakeside, and estuarine coastal areas. Finally, I love to study regions by themselves as well as within the global context.
Courses Taught at Weber State University:
GEOG 1000 – Natural Environments of the Earth
GEOG 1300 – Places and Peoples of the World
GEOG 1520 – Geography of the U.S. and Canada
Courses Taught at Other Universities:
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Geography
United States and Canada
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Geography of Tourism Marketing
The Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Tourism and Hospitality Operations
Conventions, Event, and Meeting Planning
Introduction to Environmental Studies
José A. Torres (2019), Riverbank Regeneration and the Creation of Open-air Spaces Shared by Tourists and Residents in Lisbon, Portugal, Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 12(4), 1-12.
Marcello Graziano, Karen Alexander, Matthew Liesch, Eva Lema, and José A. Torres (2019), Understanding an emerging economic discourse through regional analysis: Blue Economy clusters in the U.S. Great Lakes basin, Applied Geography, 105 (2019), 111-123.
Shengfu Yang, Shougeng Hu, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and José A. Torres (2017), Spatiotemporal Effects of Main Impact Factors on Residential Land Price in Major Cities of China, Sustainability, 9, 2050.
José A. Torres (2016), New Urbanism, Tourism, and Urban Regeneration in Eastern Lisbon, Portugal, Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 9(3), 279-290.