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Harold Torrence, Ed.D.

Dr. Torrence is full-time faculty at Dakota County Technical College. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. He also holds both a Master of Arts in Management and a Master in Public Administration from Hamline University. In 2012, he earned a Doctorate in Education from Hamline University.

Dr. Torrence currently serves as the Chair of the Business Management Department and the Chair of Dakota County Technical College Diversity Council. Bringing an extensive background in international business to his teaching position, Dr. Torrence has a passion for thoroughly understanding the multicultural dimensions of today's organizations. He began his career in Venezuela, where he spent several years supporting the consumer sales and marketing departments for a large oil corporation. In the United States, Dr. Torrence spent three years developing an international distribution network with a human resources consulting firm. He sold software, training, and consulting products throughout 13 Latin American countries. He enjoys working with businesses and individuals by applying his experience and passion for business and education through his role as a DCTC instructor.

Find out more about the faculty members teaching in the online M.A. in International Development: call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor or request more information.