President and Chair
Communications Committee Economics Department – St. Mary’s University
Belinda Román, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Mary’s University. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Román was Professor of Economics for Palo Alto College in San Antonio.
She is a member of the American Economic Association and its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession and Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. Román also holds membership in the American Society of Hispanic Economists, serving on their Communications Committee and the International Federation for Feminist Economics.
Her research includes collaborative work with the Brookings Institute-Global Cities Initiative and impact studies for the SABÉR Research Institute, an economic development think tank dedicated to researching regional economies and their development, with a focus on assisting the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to academia, Román worked in Latin America for a United States Agency for International Development-funded project, on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives, and in London for both non-profit and for-profit entities.
Román is a fellow of the National Science Foundation-funded Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics at Duke University.