Business Administration Faculty

Barbara Torres, D.B.A

Barbara Torres

Barbara Torres

Associate Professor

D.B.A, Northcentral University
M.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Subject Areas: Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, SHRM

Dr. Barbara Torres is an Associate Professor in the Business Division at Peirce College. She has 10 years of experience in higher education, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resources, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship, in online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats.

Dr. Torres is an Army veteran, having served for five years as a broadcast journalism and public affairs specialist. Her tours included Fort Gordon, Georgia; Wainwright, Alaska; and she served a one-year deployment in Afghanistan, where she developed and produced a weekly newscast called “Inside Afghanistan”. 

These experiences led to the development of her professional interests, including the business side of media. Dr. Torres previously worked at a television station in Birmingham, Alabama, and a radio station cluster, in Pensacola. She was previously a Business Instructor and Academic Department Head at Pensacola State College in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Torres earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and her Master of Arts in Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She earned her Doctorate of Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing, from Northcentral University.

Dr. Torres lives in Navarre, Florida, and enjoys singing, reading, boating, and weightlifting in her free time

Contact Barbara Torres, D.B.A.:

    Peirce's full-time business faculty members teach courses in our associate and bachelor's level Business Administration Degree programs, including concentrations in Management and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. Their expertise lies not just in theoretical classroom lessons, but also in real-world business applications, enabling them to prepare you for the career you deserve.

    The introductory courses they teach will focus your studies on the role of the American business system from global, political, and economic perspectives. All Business students will learn basic and practical accounting, financial accounting, microeconomics, financing, business law, and marketing lessons. Our faculty will also introduce you to e-commerce concepts, which explore commerce in the contemporary internet-based business world. They explore topics such as business strategies, payment systems, e-marketing, e-fulfillment, security, ethics, and legal issues specific to doing business online. Our professors make extensive use of the internet to link these core concepts to real-life applications so our students aren't just knowledgeable -- they're prepared for a career.

    Faculty will also impart in you knowledge about how to properly research professional business practices. This research is necessary for business managers to make informed, responsible decisions. Through faculty guidance, you'll sharpen your critical thinking skills and apply quantitative and qualitative problem solving methods and examine management theories and actual functions: leadership, decision making, organizations as systems, and organizational structure and design.

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