Maria G. Burns

Awarded Researcher, Author, Thinker

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As a dedicated polymath, my passion for innovation drives me to conduct interdisciplinary academic research that has exceeded $1.3 million dollars (as PI & CO-PI). I have conducted research as PI for the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. I am also the CO-PI of the SSMTA, Department of State.

My research areas include:

Homeland & Border Security, Maritime, Energy, Political Science, Law & Policy Analysis, Criminal Organizations & Networks, American Courts & Comparative Global Legal Systems, Quantitative & Qualitative Research, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Forensics, Logistics, Global Trade and Transport, Marketing, etc. I am also interested in Military History, American History, White-Collar Crime, etc. 

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About Me

Prof. Maria G. Burns is an acclaimed author, which combines scientific, literary, and audiovisual work. She is a National Academies scholar and a proud Honorary Member of the US Coast Guard Aux.
A prolific author, she conducts multidisciplinary scientific research in the realms of political science, data science, maritime, energy, homeland security, as well as literature ( ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5241-1501 ).


For Government Research, Intellectual Contribution, and Service to the Community

Awards & Recognitions


US Coast Guard Aux., Lifetime Honorary Member

"Port Management and Operations" Book is Ranked #3 among the "Seven Books to Better Understand the Shipping Industry," by the Maritime Executive Publishers                               &
Among the "Top 3 Maritime & Port Management Books" per the Marine Insight Journal.

Certificate of Excellence in Research, the University of Houston Provost's Office

Certificate of Excellence, the Department of Public Safety (DPS)

“Excellence in Emergency Management Award” by EMAT

Best Graduate Dissertation Award, Master of Science in International Trade & Transport from the London Metropolitan University, UK.

Best Dissertation Award from Taylor & Francis Publishers, UK for her Graduate Dissertation, LondonMet

Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC) Member