Jorge Zumaeta, Ph.D.

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, MARC 135
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: (305) 348-1690
(305) 348-1755 (fax)

Dr. Jorge N. Zumaeta has extensive experience in the area of socioeconomics, applied econometrics, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluating programmatic performance measures. Dr. Zumaeta has 15 years of a successful track as a research economist, publishing 25 major research studies, co-authoring another 62 project evaluations and analysis, consulting in the development of state and local guidelines and performance measure for workforce development programs; creating alternative benchmarking methodologies for the American Community Survey; serving in local policy committees and boards.

Additionally, Dr. Zumaeta was part of an instrumental team providing long term nationwide policy evaluation for WIA and TANF reauthorizations, and other local policy research initiatives. He has presented his work in several conferences, written and defended positions papers, and prepared and communicated regional economics press releases. Prior to joining Florida International University – University College, as Director for Programs; Dr. Zumaeta served as a Manager, Strategic Planning and Research at South Florida Workforce; Associate Director at Florida Institute for Career Employment and Training; and a Regional Economist for the Florida Department of Labor.

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