RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Marie Mora

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics

University of Missouri - St. Louis


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Dr. Marie T. Mora is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is also the Director of the NSF-funded American Economic Association’s Mentoring Program, and a past President and founding member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists. A labor economist, Dr. Mora has been invited to share her expertise on socioeconomic outcomes of Hispanic/Latino populations at institutions and agencies across the U.S., including the White House, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics. Along with numerous journal articles and book chapters, her publications include two coauthored books (Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans: La Crisis Boricua, Lexington Books 2017, with Alberto Dávila and Havidán Rodríguez; and the award-winning Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s: An Economic Profile and Policy Implications, Stanford University Press 2013, with Dávila), and three co-edited volumes. Dr. Mora has been named a Top 75 Economics Influencer to Follow by FocusEconomics, and featured on the international podcast Economic Rockstar. She has also been quoted in various local and national media outlets, including Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and El Nuevo Día. Dr. Mora, who has worked in higher education for nearly a quarter of a century, earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University, and her bachelors and master’s degrees in Economics from the University of New Mexico.