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Dante Salto

Affiliation: National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina)

Dante J. Salto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC-Argentina) and a Lecturer in Educational Planning at UNC-Argentina.

He earned a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies (currently known as Educational Policy & Leadership) from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY), and a Licenciatura in Education from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. He pursued his Doctoral degree with a Fulbright scholarship and an Organization of American States (OAS) fellowship. He is an active member of academic societies such as the Comparative and International Education Society (US-based), where he has chaired the New Scholars Committee for two years and has edited the Latin American section of the Higher Education SIG’s newsletter.

His research interest focuses on Latin American and Argentine higher education policy in a comparative perspective, mainly on issues related to graduate education, state regulation, public and private distinctions, privatization, internationalization, and quality assurance processes. Besides his teaching and research experience, he has also held academic and administrative positions to manage international cooperation programs at the graduate level with prestigious universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

He has published journal articles on internationalization of higher education in Latin America, accreditation, and regulation of graduate education. He has recently published an entry on “Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Systems and Research” in the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (2nd edition) edited by Elsevier.

Publications available on this website

Brazil: A For-profit Giant2014


Publications since 2010

Salto, D. J. (2017). Attractive carrots, bland sticks: organizational responses to regulatory policy in Argentine graduate education. Studies in Higher Education, 0(0), 1–13.

Salto, D. J. (2017). To profit or not to profit: the private higher education sector in Brazil. Higher Education, 1-17.

Kinser, K., & Salto, D. J. (2017). For-Profit Higher Education. In J. C. Shin & P. Teixeira (Eds.), Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions (pp. 1–7). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

"Brazil: A For-profit Giant". International Higher Education (Winter) 74, 2014.

Poster presentation on “Public and private dynamics in Brazilian graduate education” at the 2013 Association for the Study of Higher Education conference in St. Louis.

Paper presentation on “A for-profit giant: Brazilian private higher education” at the 2014 Comparative and International Education Society conference in Toronto.

Paper presentation on “Public and private dynamics in graduate education accreditation in Argentina” at the 2013 Comparative and International Education Society conference in New Orleans.

Other Activities since 2010

Doctoral Research Associate Dante J. Salto has won an Organization of American States doctoral scholarship for work that will include analysis of public and private dynamics in Argentine graduate education. The OAS awards only 2 doctoral scholarships per country inclusive of all fields of study.

Salto passed his PhD. comprehensive examination with distinction, a rare designation in his department, recognition of scholarly depth and creativity substantially surpassing the criteria for a passing grade.