Torres Garners Faculty Fellowship


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: January 04, 2010

Mario Torres, associate professor of K-12 administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, is the inaugural recipient of the 2010 Bob Winter '45 Faculty Fellowship.

The fellowship is given to advanced assistant professors and newly tenured associate professors in the College of Education and Human Development for excellence in early career performance. It is a three-year fellowship that totals $15,000.

Torres' research focuses on discretion and ethics in student discipline with an emphasis on students' rights under the Fourth Amendment. He plans to conduct additional research on school officials' perceptions of power and control over student discipline in New York City schools.

"I plan to use these funds to expand my investigation of ethics and administrative choice in the student disciplinary realm. Hopefully, through this research, school leader awareness to the risks of unchecked administrative discretion to students' rights will be increased," Torres says.Mario Torres, associate professor of K-12 administration in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, is the inaugural recipient of the 2010 Bob Winter '45 Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship is given to advanced assistant professors and newly tenured associate professors in the College of Education and Human Development for excellence in early career performance. It is a three-year fellowship that totals $15,000. Torres' research focuses on discretion and ethics in student discipline with an emphasis on students' rights under the Fourth Amendment. He plans to conduct additional research on school officials' perceptions of power and control over student discipline in New York City schools. "I plan to use these funds to expand my investigation of ethics and administrative choice in the student disciplinary realm. Hopefully, through this research, school leader awareness to the risks of unchecked administrative discretion to students' rights will be increased," Torres says. - See more at: http://education.tamu.edu/news-archive/2010/01/torres-garners-faculty-fe...