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Dante Salto

Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dante J. Salto, is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Higher Education Policy and Leadership from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) where his dissertation focused on the interaction between higher education accreditation regulatory demands and college behavior. He also holds a Licenciatura in Education from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina.

He received the Presidential Distinguished Dissertation Award, State University of New York (SUNY) in recognition of the quality of his doctoral research. His research interest focuses on higher education policy in a comparative and international perspective, mainly on issues at the intersection of quality assurance, regulation, and privatization.

His research interest focuses on Latin American higher education policy from a comparative and international perspective, mainly on issues related to regulation, privatization, and quality assurance processes. He has published journal articles, contributed to book chapters, and specialized encyclopedia entries.

Publications available on this website

Brazil: A For-profit Giant2014


Publications since 2010

Salto, D. J. (2020). Comparative Higher Education Policy Under Nondemocratic Regimes in Argentina and Chile: Similar Paths, Different Policy Choices. Higher Education Policy, 1–18.

Adrogué, C., Fanelli, A. G., Carranza, M. P., & Salto, D. J. (2019). Universities facing quality assurance and funding policies toward research: case studies in the Argentine private sector. Revista de la Educación Superior, 48(190), 45–70.

Escudero, M. C., & Salto, D. J. (2019). More market, less state: Graduate education financing in Argentina. Espacios en Blanco. Revista de educación, 1(29), 65–84.

Salto, D. J. (2019). Brazil: Expanding Access Through Private Institutions. In J. Delisle & A. Usher (Eds.), International perspectives in higher education: Balancing access, equity, and cost (pp. 149–168). Harvard Education Press.

Rabossi, M., & Salto, D. J. (2018). The Weight of Tradition: Conditions that Foster and Deter the Growth of World-Class Universities in Argentina. In M. Rabossi, K. M. Joshi, & S. Paivandi (Eds.), In Pursuit of World-Class Universities: A Global Experience (pp. 91–113). Studera Press.

Salto, D. J. (2018c). Attractive carrots, bland sticks: Organizational responses to regulatory policy in Argentine graduate education. Studies in Higher Education, 43(11), 2020–2032.

Salto, D. J. (2018a). Quality assurance through accreditation: When resistance meets overÔÇÉcompliance. Higher Education Quarterly, 72(2), 78–89.

Salto, D. J. (2018b). To profit or not to profit: The private higher education sector in Brazil. Higher Education, 75(5), 809–825.

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). Springer Netherlands.

Salto, D. J. (2017). Controversy over the role of private higher education in Latin America. In G. Mihut, L. Unangst, L. Reisberg, & H. De Witt (Eds.), The World View: Selected blogs published by Inside Higher Education, 2010-2016 (pp. 35–36). CIHE Boston College.

Salto, D. J. (2016). The Crucial Presence of Private Higher Education in Latin America. International Higher Education, (87), 24–25.

Salto, D. J. (2015). Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Systems and Research. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition) (pp. 178–184). Elsevier.

Salto, D. J. (2014a). Governance through the market and the state: Postgraduate education in Argentina. Bordón. Revista de Pedagogía, 66(1), 61–74.

Salto, D. J. (2014b). Brazil: A For-Profit Giant. International Higher Education, 74, 21–22.