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Maria Figueroa-Armijos

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Management

Professor Figueroa-Armijos teaches Global Corporate Citizenship and conducts research on entrepreneurship and regional economic development. Her current projects include work in regional economic policy, regional innovation, environmental entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, and the rural economy. Professor Figueroa-Armijos also serves as Senior Fellow in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University, and as Professorial Lecturer in the 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 at Lehigh University. Her field research includes 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.


Ph.D. (Public Policy) and M.Sc. (Applied Economics), University of Missouri; B.Sc., EARTH University (Costa Rica)

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Contact Info

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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Academy of Management, ENT Division


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


  • Entrepreneurship Research Society

    founding member

  • Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD)