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Maria Figueroa-Armijos

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Management

Dr. Figueroa-Armijos is Adjunct Professorial Lecturer in the Kogod School of Business, currently teaching Global Corporate Citizenship, and specializing in entrepreneurship and regional economic development. Professor Figueroa-Armijos is also Senior Fellow in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and Professorial Lecturer in the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America. Prior to joining AU, Professor Figueroa-Armijos was Professor of Practice in the College of Business and Economics and Director of the Office of Fellowship Advising, under the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, at Lehigh University. Dr. Figueroa-Armijos’ academic interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, economics, and public policy. Current projects include work in regional economic policy, regional innovation, environmental entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, and the rural economy. Her research has been published in Small Business Economics, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Development, and Entrepreneurship Research Journal, and has been presented at national and international conferences. Professor Figueroa-Armijos’ field research has included projects with SANREM CRSP/USAID in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador; and with USDA’s Rural Development Division, USDA ERS, the department of Homeland Security, the department of Education, and the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) in the U.S.


BSc Sustainable Development, EARTH University, Costa Rica; MSc Applied Economics, Minor in International Development, University of Missouri; PhD Public Policy, University of Missouri

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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Academy of Management, ENT Division


  • Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)


  • Entrepreneurship Research Society

    founding member

  • North American Regional Council (NARSC) and Regional Science Association International (RSAI)



  • Fall 2016

  • Spring 2017