Research and Teaching


Scholar’s Page and Policy Briefs – Scholars Strategy Network:

Chapter “The Governance of Higher Education” chapter in Erik Jones, Ed. European Studies: Past Present, and Future, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Agenda Publishing, 2020.

Chapter “La educación superior en la Alianza del Pacífico: objetivos y logros de la cooperación.” En: Peter Birle, Gabriela Michelini, María Victoria Santorsola y Fernando Luján Acosta (Eds.) Políticas públicas para la internacionalización de la educación superior en América Latina (pp. 137-156). Madrid: Ibero-Americana, 2020.

Article co-authored with Frank Fernandez and Elsa M. Gonzalez. “Why Universities Voluntarily Pursue U.S. Accreditation: The Case of MexicoHigher Education journal Springer. 2019

Chapter co-authored. “Introducing a Bilateral Research and Innovation Agenda: A Case Study on Mexico and the United States. In Gustavo Gregorutti and Nanette Svenson (Eds.). “North-South University Research Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. ” London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2018

Domestic Institutions and Foreign Assistance in Haiti: Requisites for Economic Development, ” Development Policy Review. December 2017

Paris Points the Way Forward on International Environmental Policy,” Forbes. December 28, 2015  

U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities”, by Beverly Barrett and David Vassar, Mexico Center: Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, August 2014

Review essay coauthored with Laura Gomez-Mera, “The Political Economy of Preferential Trade Agreements: Latin America and Beyond,” Latin American Politics and Society, 2012, 54:1, 181-196

“The Bologna Process and Europe 2020 Economic Growth Strategy” 2011; “EHEA Ministerial Conference in Bucharest, Romania” 2012; “Comparative Regions in Higher Education Policy” 2013; and “EU Leadership and Enlargement” 2014. Paper Series, Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, 2011-2014

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • Economics of Globalization
  • Financial Crises and Global Business
  • Global Environment of Business
  • International Political Economy
  • Introduction to Global Business
  • Introduction to International Relations

Graduate courses:

  • Administrative/Organizational Theory (master’s level)
  • Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy (master’s level)
  • Foundations of International Economy (master’s level)
  • International Economics (master’s level)
  • Managerial Economics (master’s level)
  • Public Policy Analysis (master’s level)
  • Strategic Management (master’s level)
  • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) innovative modality (master’s level)