Maryann teaches in the UNC Department of Public Policy and at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Her research and teaching focus on the geography of innovation, the commercialization of academic research and the factors that promote technological change and economic growth.
Among her honors, Maryann was awarded the 2013 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. She is the editor of Research Policy, and has written for numerous journals, including the American Economic Review and The Brookings Papers on Economic Policy.
Maryann earned a doctorate in economics and management and a master’s degree in public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.