Motii is an associate professor of business in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo.
He teaches economics, finance and statistics in the undergraduate program and managerial economics in the MBA program. Additionally, he is active in professional organizations and community services. He is currently a board member of the Alabama Economics Club, a chapter of National Association of Business Economists (NABE).
He started his teaching career at the University of Montevallo with several years of graduate teaching and research experience. Prior to his teaching career, Motii served for three years as senior economist at the Center for Economic and Management Research at the University of Oklahoma. He also served for another three years as a senior economist at the Florida Economic Development Center, where he conducted research and business planning and financial feasibility studies. In addition, he served for five years as a development banker in the investment and planning department of the Bank of Exports in Iran.
Motii earned his M.S. in economics from Florida State University, his MBA from Oklahoma City University and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma. His primary research interests are in the areas of regional economics and economic impact analysis. Motii is active in scholarly pursuits with many academic presentations and publications, including A dynamic Integration Approach in Regional Input-Output and Econometric Models, New Directions in Regional Employment Forecasting Models, The practice of Islamic Banking: The case of Iran and The Decision to Launch an MBA Program: The Case of the University of Montevallo.”