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Marie T. Mora

Professor of Economics and Associate Provost for Faculty Diversity
The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas

Marie T. MoraMarie T. Mora joined the San Antonio Branch board in 2018.

Mora is professor of economics and associate vice provost for faculty diversity at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, she served as professor of economics and vice provost fellow for faculty affairs, among other positions, at the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA). Prior to moving to UTPA, she was associate professor of economics at New Mexico State University.

Mora serves as director of the National Science Foundation-funded American Economic Association Mentoring Program and has served on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. She also served two terms as a member of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee, two terms as president of the American Society of Hispanic Economists and was a member of the Dallas Fed’s Texas Border Colonias Study Steering Committee and the Early Education Subcommittee of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.

Her recognitions include the Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. She also received the distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Economics of University of New Mexico, the University Faculty Excellence Award for Service from UTPA and has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Mora holds BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University.

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