Jose Torres

Office: LH 359




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

Human 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.