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Marie T. Mora, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Professor of Economics, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Marie T. Mora is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She cofounded UMSL’s Women’s Faculty Network and the Associate-to-Full Professor Program.

Prior to this position, Dr. Mora was Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and a member of the Leadership Team of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s NSF ADVANCE IT Program. She is also director and PI of the NSF-funded American Economic Association (AEA) Mentoring Program, a national program for economics Ph.D. students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups; and co-PI of an NSF INCLUDES grant for a symposium on ADVANCING Latinas in STEM academic careers. Moreover, Dr. Mora is a founding member and former President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists, and has served on a variety of boards and committees, including the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee, and the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.

Dr. Mora – a labor economist who is a FocusEconomics Top 75 Economics Influencer to Follow – has been invited to share her research expertise on Latino/Hispanic socioeconomic outcomes at institutions and agencies across the country, including the White House and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Along with numerous journal articles and book chapters, her publications include two books and three edited volumes, one of which is Advancing Women in Academic STEM Fields through Dual Career Policies and Practices (Information Age Publishing, with Marci McMahon & Ala Qubbaj).

Dr. Mora’s recent national honors include the 2019 Biennial Service Award (American Society of Hispanic Economists); 2018 Impactful Mentor Award (AEA Mentoring Program); 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award (INSIGHT into Diversity); 2016 Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award (American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education); 2015 Cesar Estrada Chavez Award (American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity); and the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus award (Department of Economics, University of New Mexico (UNM)). She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University, and B.A. and M.A. degrees from UNM.