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On the faculty of Indiana University South Bend since 1996, Rebecca developed the joint anthropology major with IU Northwest, served as Director of the Women’s Studies Program from 2004-2007, and as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2008-2012. She earned an MAEd in Human Resources Management (1981) and her PhD in Anthropology (1993) from Washington University-St. Louis and her BA in Anthropology from University of Illinois-Urbana (1976). At Indiana University, Dr. Torstrick has been the recipient of the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as awards from her campus for Distinguished Teaching and her college’s award for Outstanding Advising. She is a member of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).