Professor Ozuna has been distinguished by his leadership of academic groups in strategic projects of research. He has managed several institutional research funds, public and private, of organizations such as The Inter-American Development Bank, Texas A&M University, the Department of Agriculture of the United States, the Texas Water Development Board, The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, the Department of Commerce of the United States, and the National Water Commission of Mexico, among others.
He has developed his teaching and research interest in the areas of economics and finance, where he has served for more than two decades as professor and researcher in Texas A&M University, The University of Texas-Pan American, different universities in Mexico and Central America, and currently in Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Throughout his academic path, he has received several awards and honors, such as appearing as one of the outstanding professors in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004 and 2005) and receiving the award Best Paper Award in 2005 IBER (Business) & TLC (Teaching) Conference, Las Vegas (USA). Likewise, he was distinguished professor of the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2001 and has received several awards as outstanding professor in UPTA (2003-2004) and Texas A&M University (1991-1992).
Apart from being Associate Dean of Research of the EGADE Business School, where he leads the Research Groups with Strategic Focus (GIEE, by its acronym in Spanish), Professor Ozuna has served as Dean of the College of Business Administration in The University of Texas-Pan American (USA).