Marie Mora

Marie T. Mora, Ph.D., is deputy provost and professor of economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A labor economist, she has been invited to share her research expertise on the socioeconomic outcomes of Hispanics/Latinos with institutions and agencies across the country, including the White House and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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Whitney Traylor

Whitney Traylor, J.D., is an retired associate professor in the Department of Management at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include corporate law (employment, civil rights, business, litigation), race issues, work/life balance and workplace issues. Traylor taught Legal Environment of Business and Employment Law during his time as an MSU Denver professor.

He has taught numerous other courses at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, including Race and the Law, Employment Discrimination and Higher Education and the Law. Traylor in 2003 founded his practice, the Traylor Law Group, where he works as the managing principal. His experience includes a diverse spectrum of civil litigation, specializing in civil rights and employment matters. Traylor has earned a high success rate at trials, winning more than 95% of his cases. In 2007, the Traylor Law Group secured one of the largest non-class-action employment-discrimination verdicts in the history of Colorado when the jury awarded his two clients $3,225,000.

He is often called on by local and national media to provide commentary on various legal matters in Colorado and throughout the nation. During the past 10 years, Traylor has been featured over 100 times locally, nationally and internationally in print and on radio and television to provide legal, political and social commentary on a wide variety of topics. He is also the author of the parenting book “Dad Under Construction.”

Traylor earned his Doctor of Law degree from Emory School of Law in 1996 and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Morehouse College in 1993.

Mike Monsour

Mike Monsour, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has focused on friendships between women and men for the past 25 years.

He has conducted research on postmodern cross-gender friendships, interpersonal perception, identity formation and general studies assessment. Most recently, Monsour has written about friendships formed between a cisgender person and a transgender person. He is also chairing the PAC (Provost’s Office Assessment Committee) from fall 2016 through fall 2019.

Monsour received his doctorate in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Illinois in Champaign, a masters from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a bachelor’s from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Kishore Kulkarni

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

He has been teaching at MSU Denver since 1989. Kulkarni has also taught as an affiliate professor at University of Colorado in Boulder, Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines. He has received numerous awards over the years, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and Extra-ordinary Service Award handed by the university President in 2010 from MSU Denver. In 2012, Kulkarni was recognized as the first “Distinguished Professor” in College of Business by the Dean at MSU Denver. In May 2017, Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India honored him with the “Pravasi Ratan” award; and in March 2019, the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as the “Outstanding Educator Award” recipient. He also co-founded Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB), which he managing from 2001-2016.

Kulkarni has authored, co-authored and contributed to nine books, some of which have become well-known textbook adoptions in American and Indian universities. The sixth edition of his “Principles of Macro-Monetary Economics” textbook was published in 2019. Kulkarni has authored and co-authored 160 refereed journal articles in Global Business Review, Indian Economic Journal and Indian Journal of Economics.

Kulkarni received his doctorate and master’s in economics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed a master’s in economics and bachelor’s in economics from University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University), India.