Loreto R Prieto, Ph.D.

Loreto R. Prieto, Ph.D.

  • Morrill Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Program
Dr. Loreto R. Prieto is an ISU Morrill Professor in the Department of Psychology. The rank and title of Morrill Professor is bestowed by ISU on individuals who have achieved long-term and sustained excellence in teaching and learning, and who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments that have enhanced learning outcomes in undergraduate, graduate and/or Extension/outreach programs, which is reflected by a national or international reputation in the professor's discipline.

Dr. Prieto is also the Director of Training for the department's fully APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program. He has been twice elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association through Division 2 (Teaching) and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology). Dr. Prieto has been teaching in higher education for over 25 years, instructing both undergraduate and graduate students in psychology.

His research specialization is in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in psychology, as well as the general development of teaching assistants and faculty as college educators. Dr. Prieto has over 175 publications and scholarly presentations, including two books, The Handbook of Teaching Assistant Development (with Steven Meyers, Ph.D.) from New Forums Press, and Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity into the Curriculum (with Regan Gurung, Ph.D.) from Stylus Publishing. He often serves as a consultant to academic units across the nation on issues of diversity and the strengthening the psychology curriculum.


Contact Info

2361 Lagomarcino
901 Stange Rd.


  • Ph.D., 1996, University of Iowa (Counseling Psychology)
  • B.A. with Honors, 1984, University of Iowa (Social Work)
  • A.A., 1982, Black Hawk College (Psychology)