Mary Elisabeth Kemp
Operations Manager, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
As Operations Manager for UTGI, Mary’s responsibilities include developing proposals, contracts, and grants for the organization through domestic and foreign avenues. In addition, she coordinates and manages agendas, budgets, and schedules. She has nearly a decade of administrative experience in executive offices at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate of UT Austin, where she completed a bachelor of arts degree in both Economics and German. She studied abroad in Cordoba, Argentina, in 2006.
Richard R. Flores, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Richard Flores is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Anthropology and Mexican American Studies at UT Austin, holding the C.B. Smith, Sr. Chair in US-Mexico Relations. He focuses on critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical anthropology. Flores has authored and edited multiple books in these areas as well as numerous periodicals.
Flores has prioritized internationalizing curriculum through study abroad, international studies programs, and faculty recruitment. Additionally, he oversees curricular and academic missions, undergraduate research, and UTeach-Liberal Arts. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.