Gina C. Torino

Interim Dean, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Empire. State College

Dr. Torino received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in 2009. She has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and peer- reviewed publications on the teaching strategies used to cultivate culturally competent clinicians; processes of white racial identity development; and the manifestation and impact of microaggressions. Her co-edited book, “Microaggression Theory: Influence and Implications,”
(Torino, Rivera, Capodilupo, Nadal, Sue, 2019) presents cutting-edge reviews of microaggression research, explores controversies surrounding the theory, discusses its relationship to the sociopolitical dynamics of society and offers solutions in combating microaggressions at the individual, institutional and societal levels.  She has conducted numerous diversity training workshops within the fields of higher education, nursing, mental health, medicine, emergency management, business, and K-12 education. Dr. Torino currently serves as Interim Dean for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Empire State College. Moreover, she is a board member at the RAND Corporations’ Center to Advance Racial Equity and Policy. Finally, she is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in Westchester County, NY. For more information including a list of selected publications, blogs and interviews, visit http://www.ginatorino.com/.