Jorge Gonzalez

Occidental College, United States

Jorge G. Gonzalez, an economics professor and special assistant to the president at Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas, has been named dean and vice president of academic affairs at Occidental College. A member of the Trinity faculty since 1989, Gonzalez served as chair of the Economics Department for nine years and as special assistant to the president since 2008. In those positions, he has played an important role in the internationalization of the curriculum, the development of an open access policy for faculty scholarship, and the creation of new interdisciplinary initiatives. He served as an American Council on Education Fellow at Pomona College in 2007-08. A graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico, Gonzalez earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University. He has published extensively on such topics as foreign investment, undocumented immigration, international trade in the Americas, the Mexican financial system, and the political economy of U.S. trade and immigration legislation. A winner of Trinity’s top teaching award, he has taught courses in micro-and macroeconomics, international trade, and the economy of Mexico.