Prior to joining IIE, Dr. María de los Ángeles Crummett was the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at the University of South Florida. She received a Fulbright award to research and lecture in Economics at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia in 1996 and a second Fulbright award to Japan in 2009 as an International Education Administrator. She also served as a Fulbright Scholar Campus Representative and as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador.
María has extensive international higher education experience having served on several national boards, including the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the National Security Education Program (NSEP), and the American Council of Education (ACE) Internationalization Project. In Florida, she has been active in the Florida Network on Global Studies, the Florida Consortium for International Education, and the Florida Association of International Education.
She has also served in a leadership capacity in a wide range of international organizations including the Tampa Bay chapter of the District Export Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade, the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Office, the Florida Gulf Coast Brazil Chamber of Commerce, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Society of International Business Fellows, the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association, the Istanbul Cultural Center, and the United States Global Leadership Coalition. In 2013 she was named the International Person of the Year by the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade.
María has worked as a consultant to international development agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and the Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). She has served as chair of Tampa Sister Cities linking Tampa and two cities in Mexico—Veracruz and Boca del Río. She received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research.
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