Dr. Maril has focused spent much of his time translating his research
into relevant public policies and, to that end, has testified about his
research in a number of different settings including the U.S. Senate,
the U.S House of Representatives, federal courtrooms, and public
hearings. He has served as a consultant for both local, state, and
federal agencies and for the private sector. His academic degrees are
from Grinnell College, the University of Indiana-Bloomington, and
Dr. Maril’s wife, Dindy Reich, is a
metal smith and jeweler who teaches in the ECU School of Art. They
have five children and, to date, seven grandchildren, all of whom keep
them very busy.
Latino American Wrestling Experience: 100 years of wrestling in the
United States, Jorge Iber and Robert Lee Maril. National Wrestling Hall
of Fame and Museum, March, 2013.
The Fence: National Security,
Public Safety, and Illegal Immigrants along the US-Mexico Border. Robert
Lee Maril. Texas Tech University Press. March, 2011.
Patrolling Chaos: The United States Border Patrol in Deep South Texas (Texas Tech University Press, August, 2006, paperback).
with the Ghost of Tom Joad: Poverty, Myth, and Low-Wage Labor in
Oklahoma: Robert Lee Maril. University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.
"The Socio-Economic Impact of the McAllen Sector
Border Patrol Upon Hidalgo Country." Alberto Davila and Robert Lee
Maril. McAllen, Texas. 2001.