Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio is an associate professor at the School of Urban and Public Affairs, at the University of Texas Arlington, and currently serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. As an urban sociologist, her latest research is focused on the regeneration of decaying, urban neighborhoods, the civic participation of immigrants, and the role non-profits and private foundations play in community development. She published Catalysts for Change: 21st century pPhilanthropy and Community development with Mirle Bussell through Routledge Press (2013). She also teaches in the International Doctorate Program in Economic Development and Urban Regeneration in Italy funded by the Marie Curie IRSES/ European Union. She is a qualitative researcher who has conducted ethnographic work to ascertain parent involvement in education, immigrants’ views on economic development and nonprofits’ relationships with public and private funding source in the U.S.
She led a team to successfully write a $2.6 million dollars Department of Education Title V grant to develop resources for transfer students in the library under the IDEAS Center, as well as provide faculty development and online services to transfer, low-income, Latino and other students that undergoing a transition to a four-year research university. The grant began October 1, 2015.
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM