Dr. Amy Wohlert has been a professor at UNM since 2000. Her administrative experience includes stints as Associate Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies, and interim Dean for UNM’s Anderson School of Management. She returned to UNM after a year on leave, as Executive Director for Student Affairs at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Wohlert is a proud Lobo, with BUS, MS, and MBA degrees all from UNM. Her Ph.D., in Speech-Language Pathology, is from Northwestern University, and she has been a faculty member at the Ohio State University and Purdue University.
She is especially happy about accomplishments that impact students directly, such her role in establishing UNM’s Graduate Resource Center. She is the recipient of UNM’s Zia Award for outstanding alumni and is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Professor Desai teaches public administration, organization theory and behavior, policy analysis, and environmental policy and administration. His published works include Profiles of Leadership: University Vice Chancellors in India (Hindustan Publishing Co., 1991); Moving the Earth: Cooperative Federalism and Implementation of the Surface Mining Act (Greenwood Press, 1993); Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries: Economic Growth, Democracy and Environmental Protection (State University of New York Press, 1998); Environmental Policy and Politics in Industrialized Countries (The MIT Press, 2002); and over forty-five journal articles and book chapters. Professor Desai was chair of the Political Science Department at Southern Illinois University from 1995-2005. He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland in March 2005 and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Malaysia Sabah in Spring 2004. He has been a Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and at the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad, India. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Research Fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
Professor Desai has conducted several training and research projects in Russia, Bulgaria and India funded by, among others, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department; U.S. Department of the Interior; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); The Aspen Institute; American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR); Foreign Affairs Office, Liaoning Province, China; and the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR).
Dr. Bruce J. Perlman
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, CA
Phone: (505) 277-3313
Office: SSCO 3004
Professor Perlman specializes in public management, organizational behavior, and institutional reform, focusing on policy, technology, and information systems.
Professor Rivera holds a Ph.D. and Masters degrees in political science and public policy from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Harvard College. He teaches institutional development and behavior, program and policy evaluation, and comparative public administration. Dr. Rivera’s major research interests are public sector innovation and ethics. (www.unm.edu/~marivera/)
Dr. Varma is professor and Regents' Lecturer in the School of Public Administration. She teaches graduate courses on research methods, public policy, and diversity management. She teaches a core undergraduate course, Technology in Society, for the School of Engineering as well.
Dr. Varma's research focuses on women and minorities in information technology, Asian immigrants in the science and engineering workforce, the management of industrial research, and professional ethics. Dr. Varma's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. She is the author of Harbingers of Global Change: India's Techno-Immigrants in the United States (2006, 2007) and Managing Industrial Research Effectively (2006). Dr. Varma is an invited member of the Social Science Advisory Board of the National Center of Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) in the USA. She also served on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Task Force on Job Migration in 2004-2005. (www.unm.edu/~varma/)
Dr. Shane Day
Ph.D., Indiana University
Phone: (505) 277-0418
Office: SSCO 3006
Dr. Day is a graduate of the Joint Ph.D. Program in Public Policy from Indiana University, and also received his Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in International Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degrees from the University of Washington. His research interests are in indigenous group sovereignty and self-governance, environmental policy, natural resource management, federalism and intergovernmental relations, economic development, collaborative management, comparative public policy, and international relations.
Dr. Hsieh holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University. Before coming to the U.S., he served in the Taiwanese central government and worked as a Taiwanese coastguard. His research and teaching interests focus on public service delivery, human resource management, organizational dynamics, and research methods. He has published articles on emotional labor, public service motivation, and workplace diversity.
Dr. Huang is Assistant Professor of Public Administration and a Senior Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Arizona in 2005. His research focuses on the application of network theory and analysis to the study of inter-organizational collaboration in healthcare. He is a member of Academy of Management, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and Healthcare Organizational Research Association.
Dr. Huang's accomplishments include co-authoring The Evolution of Structural Embeddedness and Organizational Social Outcomes in a Centrally Governed Health and Human Services Network, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19(4): 873-893. He also won the Beryl Radin Award for best article published in JPART (2009).
Dr. Agustín León-Moreta
Ph.D., Florida State University
Office: (505) 277-7755
Office: SSCO 3012
Dr. León-Moreta received his BS in Economics from the Catholic University of Ecuador, his country of origin, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Public Administration and Policy from the Florida State University (with a cumulative GPA of 4.0). He is a former Fulbright Fellow and a recipient of several awards and grants, including the Ruth Cox Dissertation Award of the Florida Public Affairs Center and the FSU Dissertation Research Grant. A former practitioner, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service of Ecuador in senior positions. His areas of research and teaching interests include public budgeting and financial management, institutions, federalism, policy analysis, and empirical research methodologies
Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her research and teaching interests focus on global health policy, international development, and the intellectual history of public administration..
Dr. F. Lee Brown
Ph.D., Purdue University, IN
Professor Brown specializes in public administration and economics.
Professor Reeves continues to teach SPA courses in dispute resolution and human resources management. He has written two books and several articles since retirement, and is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Arbitrators. Regents' Professor Emeritus Reeves has written nine books and numerous articles. He is on the Board of the Julius Rezler Foundation in Budapest, Hungary and coordinator of its ADR training program for Hungarian professionals, in cooperation with SPA. Professor Reeves is also active on the labor arbitration panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, American Arbitration Association, California Mediation and Conciliation Service, and US Postal Service. (www.tzanereeves.com)
Dr. Leonard Stitleman
Ph.D., University of Colorado, CO
Professor Stitleman specializes in public administration.
Dr. Alan Reed
Ph.D., University of Texas, TX
Professor Reed has published numerous journal articles on public management, contributed to several books and has served as a consultant to numerous government agencies and public and private organizations.
Dr. Anthony Cahill
Dr. Ric Richardson
Dr. Richard Santos
Ron Aldrich has had a forty-seven year care career in healthcare governance and administration in all regions of the United States. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Life Member of the American Hospital Association.
Dr. Meilleur holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from the University of New Mexico, and has more than 35 years of professional experience in human resources management in the public sector, and in both the private non-profit and for-profit sectors. Currently, Dr. Meilleur is Senior Consultant for Human Resources and Employment Risk Services for Poms & Associates, providing risk management training and consulting services for its clients. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, employment and labor relations, nonprofit organization management, organizational development, and action research.
Randall Van Vleck