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Maria Figueroa-Armijos

Professorial Lecturer Department of Management

Additional Positions at AU

  • Academic Director, Sustainability Management Program
Dr. Figueroa-Armijos is Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Management and Academic Director of the Sustainability Management Program in the Kogod School of Business. She is also Affiliated Research Faculty with the AU Center for Innovation in the Capital. Dr. Figueroa-Armijos’ academic interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, regional science, and public policy. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship and regional economic development. Current projects include work in regional innovation, environmental entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, crowdfunding, and corporate social responsibility. 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. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management from EARTH University in Costa Rica, and a MSc in Applied Economics (Minor in International Development) and PhD in Public Policy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Contact Info
(202) 885-1839 (Office)

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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)