Marie T. Mora, Ph.D.

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics, University of Missouri – St. Louis


Marie T. Mora is Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She is also the lead co-PI on the NSF UMSL ADVANCE Adaptation program.

Prior to this position, Dr. Mora was Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at UMSL after having served as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and a member of the NSF ADVANCE IT Leadership Team at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She also served as director for seven years (and is the 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 two-part 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 was identified in January 2021 as a Top Ten STEM Influencer in Twitter by NodeXL of the Social Media Research Foundation – 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 (2018, Information Age Publishing, with Marci McMahon & Ala Qubbaj).

Dr. Mora’s recent national honors include the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy); 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.