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Diana Sinisterra Lores, Ph.D.

Diana Lores
Adjunct Professor
School of Criminal Justice


  • Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University
  • M.S.W. SUNY Stony Brook

Professional Interests

Diana Sinisterra Lores is an Adjunct Professor at NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Dr. Lores earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Planning, Administration, and Research from SUNY Stony Brook and her doctoral degree in Comparative Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests include positive psychology concepts such as optimism, happiness, and life satisfaction. During her doctoral study, she was part of the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago's research team that collected data for a multi-year, mixed-methods evaluation on Palm Beach County's prevention and early intervention family services system.

During the past 20 years, Dr. Lores has worked in human and education-related prevention programs in South Florida. In Palm Beach County, she was the Family-Centered Services Coordinator for Boys Town for several years, and then was hired as the Director of Research and Evaluation for Prime Time Palm Beach County. Currently, she provides training and technical assistance to out-of-school-time providers in Miami-Dade County as the Associate Director of Youth Development for Project RISE, a grant-funded initiative housed at NSU's College of Psychology.

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