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Professional Experience

Roles & Responsibilities

 

2014 - to date

Faculty, University of Houston, College of Technology

Academic Faculty, development of new courses, teaching, mentoring. Expand business networks to promote the College's goals and support students' transition to the corporate world.

2014 - to date

Lead Researcher, College of Technology, University of Houston

Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in major Research projects with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Energy. These projects have secured for my University over $3,500,000 in revenue.

2014-2020

Director, Logistics and Transportation Policy Program (Maritime and Logistics Training)

I strategically planned and designed the training model of this program. Managed  business development, curriculum development, student recruitment, and training.

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My Research Projects

Research Portfolio

 
Monitoring Room

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) $280,000

Office with a View

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) $240,853.40

Parliament of France

1) U.S. Department of State  CO-PI, $750,000

2) U.S. Department of Energy  CO-PI, $2,000,000

Burns, M. (2016) 'Evaluating and predicting the operational effectiveness of cargo security at ports of entry'. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, BTI Center of Excellence: 2016-2018 $280,000.00.

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Burns, M. (2018) 'Border Management / Cross Border Trade Course Curriculum Development' U.S. Department of Homeland Security, BTI Center of Excellence: 2018-2020 $240,853.40.

2021-2022

(Research in Process)

1) U.S. Department of State  CO-PI, $750,000

2) U.S. Department of Energy  CO-PI, $2,000,000

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 ).

Research interests:

Homeland Security, Geopolitics, Economics, Maritime, Energy
Data Science, Policy Analysis, Trends & Forecasts

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