University at Buffalo

Luis Antonio Tosado II

Luis Antonio Tosado II

Program Director, School Counseling

Clinical Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Diversity; ESL  / ENL / Bilingual; Educator Preparation; Immigrant Issues; Leadership; Race, Inequality, and Education; Urban Education; School Counseling

Contact Information
407 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1111

Professional Summary:

Dr. Luis Antonio Tosado II, NCC, NCSC is a Clinical Associate Professor and program director for the school counseling program. His research and scholarly interests are related to the strength and resilience of Latino youth and emergent bilingual students; the social justice advocacy and leadership role of urban school counselors; and interventions such as Brief Solution Focused Counseling, Restorative Practices, and Financial Counseling. His professional school counseling experiences have been in urban middle schools and high schools, in both Texas and Maryland. Before beginning his career as a professional school counselor Dr. Tosado served as an elementary teacher. He is also a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corp Reserves and Army National Guard.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Counselor Education
  • Cert., University of Toronto, Canada, Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cert., Kansas State University, Financial Therapy
  • MS, Tarleton State University, Educational Psychology
  • BS, Sam Houston State University, Psychology
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Burt, I., & Tosado, L.A., II. (2024). A rites of passage counseling group: Black Panther as a metaphor of strength and resiliency for young Black males. Professional School Counseling.
  • Burt, I., & Tosado, L.A., II. (2024). Integrating the science of epigenetics with Existential Humanistic counseling to increase wellness with Black males. Journal of Humanistic Counseling.
Recent Presentations:
  • Burt, I, & Tosado, L.A. II (2023, October). Cultivating racial equity in a counseling program: Racial affinity groups for beginning counselors. Denver, CO: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.;
  • Burt, I., Cunningham-Abbott, A., Hyun, J., Lee, T.S., Lane, J., & Tosado, L.A., II. (2023, October). Going above and beyond: Developing anti-oppressive strategies in Counselor Education programs for students and faculty. Denver, CO: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.;
  • Burt, I., Leigh-Osroosh, K., Munoz-Lorenzo, O., Tosado, L.A., II., & Ward-Sutton, C. (2023, October). Real talk on navigating academia from diverse intergenerational perspectives: Not just surviving, but striving and thriving! Denver, CO: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision;
  • Burt, I., Tosado, L.A., II., Leigh-Osroosh, K. & Prosser, T. (2023, February). Facilitating students’ journeys through their cultural trepidations: A racial healing group for counselors-in-training. Virtual, Counselors for Social Justice Professional Development Institute.;
  • Tosado, L.A., Mortel, R., Koski, J., and McCoy, M. (2021, November). Eliciting African American and Latina/o families’ money stories: Small group conversations. Virtual, Financial Therapy Association.;
Recent Grants:
  • UB College Success Initiative, GEAR UP New York ($2,281,000); State; Higher Education Services Corporation; Awarded; (09/01/2015-06/03/2021); Federal; NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC); Awarded; (09/01/2015-06/03/2021)
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • Vice President Latina/o Concerns (Association Multicultural Counseling and Development)

Contact Information

407 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1111