Maria Montoya is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at NYU Shanghai. As Dean, she is responsible for academic affairs, curriculum coordination, and intellectual development of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Montoya also is Associate Professor of History at NYU, where she has served for several years as director of undergraduate studies, coordinating history courses across the University's expansive global network and mentoring honors students in the Department of History at the New York City campus. She holds a PhD, an MA, and a BA from Yale University.
Montoya’s research interests are in the history of the American West, as well as in environmental, labor, and Latina/o history. Montoya is the lead author of the US history textbook Global Americans. She is also the author of numerous articles as well as Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Problem of Land in the American West. For more information, please visit her NYU Department of History page.