María Crummett is the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at the University of South
Florida (USF). In her capacity as Associate Vice President, Dr. Crummett is responsible for international programming with oversight of the offices of Education Abroad, International Services, and Peace Corps. She also serves as the Fulbright Faculty Scholar campus representative. Dr. Crummett's academic areas of specialization include macroeconomics, Latin American economic development, and international business. Her research focuses on regional trade agreements in the Americas and Mexico-U.S. migration. Publications include: “Heritage Re-created: Social and Cultural Capital among the Hñahñu in Florida and Hidalgo, Mexico, in”Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the United States (University of California Press, 2004.) and “Growth, Markets, and Competitive Strategies: Successes and Challenges in Latin America” (Thunderbird International Business Review, 2003).
Dr. Crummett serves 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. She has also served as the chair of the Tampa chapter of the District Export Council (DEC) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is a member of the Tampa North Rotary Club, Tampa Bay Women in International Trade, the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations, the International Trade and Transportation Task Force of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Society of International Business Fellows.
She 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. In 1996, she received a Fulbright award to undertake research and lecture at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia; she received a second Fulbright award to Japan in 2009.
Dr. Crummett 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.