ASHE Board of Officers

Alfonso Flores Lagunes, PhD

Syracuse University


Alfonso Flores-Lagunes is Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar, Professor of Economics, and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Alfonso’s main research interest is on methods for estimation of causal effects that are relevant to the evaluation of government programs.

Francisca Antman, PhD

University of Colorado Boulder



Francisca Antman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a development and labor economist with research interests in international migration, human capital investments, intrahousehold resource allocation,  economic history, and disparities across groups defined by gender, race, and ethnic identities. 

Sandra Orozco-Aleman, PhD

Mississippi State University


Sandra Orozco-Aleman is an Associate Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University. Her areas of interest include labor economics, international migration, and violence. In her research, she has analyzed the impact of immigration on the labor market, the effects of US immigration policies, and the effect of violence on migration flows.

Juan J. DelaCruz, PhD

Lehman College

Vice-President of Communications

Dr. Juan J. DelaCruz is an Associate Professor of Economics and Business at Lehman College and Director of the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute. He is a health economist. He believes that economics, public health and public policy are key to advocate for more equal health and socioeconomic outcomes among vulnerable populations.

 Alberto Davila, PhD

Southeast Missouri State University


Alberto Dávila is Dean of the Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University. Dávila has published on border-related topics since 1982, appearing in the Dallasfed Economic Review, and is the co-author (with Marie T. Mora) of Labor Market Issues along the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of Arizona 2009) and Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s (Stanford University 2013).  He has received such professional honors as the Small Business Administration District Research Advocate Award for the Lower Rio Grande Valley (2003); the Distinguished Alumnus award from the College of Business Administration at U.T.-Pan American’s 75th Anniversary (Fall 2002) among other research and teaching awards.