Sylvia Torti Named Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah

The University of Utah has named Sylvia Torti as dean of its Honors College. She joined the university’s faculty in 2003 as a research assistant professor of biology and has been serving as associate director of the university’s Rio Mesa Center near Moab, Utah. The research center provides students a venue for interdisciplinary studies of the environment and ecology.

Dr. Torti is a graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Utah. She did much of the research for her doctoral dissertation in tropical biology in the Congo, Panama, Mexico, and Trinidad.

Dr. Torti is also the author of several short stories and the award-winning novel, The Scorpion’s Tail.

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