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).
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. Kun Huang
Associate Professor | Master of Health Administration (MHA) Faculty Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Arizona, AZ
Phone: (505) 277-7757
Office: SSCO 3002
Dr. Huang is Associate 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 uses organization theory and network analysis to study health and human services networks, e.g., network strategy, structure, evolution, and governance. He is a member of Academy of Management, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, and Public Management Research Association.
Dr. Huang's accomplishments include publishing Knowledge Sharing in a Third-Party Governed Health and Human Services Network, Public Administration Review (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12222/abstract). This paper also won the Best Paper Award of 2013 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
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. 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. Edwardson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration. His research focus is innovation implementation in healthcare—including statistical quality methods, cost-effectiveness, and psychometrics/survey design. Prior to joining the faculty at UNM, Nick was the Assistant Director at the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)—a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center based out of Texas A&M University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Penn State, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwardson received a PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University and an MS in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nicaragua from 2006-2008.
Dr. Cartwright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration and a Senior Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. Her research examines how structural factors and social determinants of health influence racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. She has also done comparative health systems research. Dr. Cartwright volunteered with AmeriCorps as a legal advocate for immigrant youth in federal detention in El Paso, Texas. She has worked with immigrant communities in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She is a former Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow, where she spent a year in residence at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Cartwright received her PhD in Sociology from Emory University and a MA in English from Lehigh University.
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. Shuyang Peng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on public and nonprofit management, human resource management, and performance measurement. She is particularly interested in the influence of organizational environment on employee motivation and behavior in public and nonprofit organizations. She also conducts research in the areas of public-nonprofit collaboration, performance information use, and leadership. Her articles have appeared in Public Administration Review and Public Performance & Management Review. She is a fellow of the Center for Organizational Research and Design at Arizona State University.
Dr. F. Lee Brown
Ph.D., Purdue University, IN
Professor Brown specializes in public administration and economics.
Professor Reeves continues to teach courses in human resources management, alternative dispute resolution, and labor-management relations. Zane has authored/co-authored nine books, including Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, Public Personnel Administration in the Public Sector (2nd ed.), Managing Human Resources, Cases in Public Human Resources Management (2nd ed), and The Politics of Peace Corps and VISTA, as well as numerous articles, in journals such as Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, and the International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration. Zane has served as a labor arbitrator in thousands of labor-management disputes and currently is the Southwest/Rockies Regional Chair for the prestigious National Academy of Arbitrators.
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. Juan de Dios Pineda is a non-resident Professor and Member of the Academic Committee of China Ministry of Education's Regional and National Research and Training Base-Latin American Research Institute. Dr. Pineda is a Visiting Professor at Tianjin Foreign Studies University (China) and research professor at the Institute of Government and Strategic Development at the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Pineda is an Associate Research Professor at the Center for Education Policy Research at the University of New Mexico, and also is an Affiliated Professor at the School of Public Administration. Recently, Dr. Pineda received from the prestigious "Universidad Santander" an Honorary Doctorate degree in Higher Education (Doctor Honoris Causa).
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