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Dr. Jose E. Coll

Director & Professor

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Dr. Coll was born in Havana, Cuba and migrated to the United States during the 1980 Mariel Boat Lift. After serving as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saint Leo University, his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Coll has held various administrative positions at Saint Leo University and the University of Southern California. He is the author and co-editor of numerous publications, including:  The Counselors Primer for Counseling Veterans, Linus Publications; co-editor of The Handbook of Military Social Work, Wiley Press; Student Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and Advisors, Lyceum Books and most recent Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities, Praeger Publishing.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Executive Leadership Academy (ELA), Harvard University Institute for Management Development Program (MDP), and American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.