ATLANTA—Andrew Young School faculty member Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and alumna Eunice Heredia-Ortiz have been announced winners of Georgia State University’s Office of International Initiatives International Education Awards for 2020. They will receive their awards on November 9, 2020, during International Education Week.
Dr. Martinez, a Regents Professor of Economics and director of the Public Finance Research Cluster, founded and directs the school’s International Center for Public Policy. He will receive the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement in recognition of his exemplary and longstanding record of achievement in teaching, research and public service in the international arena.
Dr. Heredia-Ortiz (M.A. ’01 & Ph.D. ’06, Economics) is a fiscal advisor and public finance economist with more than 20 years of experience advising ministries of finance, tax administrations and international development agencies on fiscal policy, tax administration, macro-fiscal analysis and planning, budgeting and public financial management (PFM), fiscal decentralization, public procurement modernization, transparency and anti-corruption, and gender mainstreaming in PFM, with a special focus on the health and education sectors. She will receive the Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement for garnering an exemplary and longstanding professional reputation of achievement worldwide.
“Dr. Martinez is the heart and soul of the international work in AYSPS. His career has been devoted to research and technical assistance to countries around the world,” Dean Sally Wallace said. “His contributions make the world a better place for all and have propelled AYSPS as a premier partner in international public finance and development.
“Likewise, Dr. Heredia-Ortiz has contributed to the development of international public finance around the world. Her research and field work has helped countries find efficiencies in the way they provide for their citizens. We are so proud of her leadership in international development and public finance which is a hallmark of AYSPS.
“Both are the epitome of international engagement at AYSPS and GSU,” she continued. “I am so proud to see them honored with these important awards.”
The International Education Awards annually recognize outstanding faculty, staff and students with awards for their commitment to international education. Selection committees composed of individuals from across the university reviewed the nominations and decided award winners.
Each recipient’s record of outstanding international contributions and accomplishments was recognized as worthy of distinction and inspiring to the students, staff and faculty of Georgia State.
Visit the International Education Awards site for more information about Georgia State’s International Education Week, the awards and recipients. Award winners will be honored at the invitation-only virtual International Honorary Reception on Monday, Nov. 9.