J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is the Research Director of CTG UAlbany and an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy.
Gil-Garcia primary responsibility is to develop and manage our research portfolio. He also is responsible for helping maintain and expand our network with research sponsors, partners, and colleagues around the world.
He leads the development of research and project proposals resulting in grant funding and contracts. He also serves as a Principal Investigator and a member of multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator research teams.
Gil-Garcia is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
In 2009, he was considered the most prolific author in the field of digital government research worldwide and in 2013 he was selected for the Research Award, which is "the highest distinction given annually by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to outstanding young researchers."
More recently, Dr. Gil-Garcia was named, "One of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government in 2018" by Apolitical, which is a nonprofit organization based in London in the United Kingdom.
Currently, he is:
Dr. Gil-Garcia is the author or co-author of articles in prestigious international journals in Public Administration, Information Systems, and Digital Government such as:
Some of his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government research worldwide.
His research interests include:
Gil-Garcia has extensive teaching experience and has collaborated with 11 universities, including departments of:
He has lectured on topics such as:
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gil-Garcia held several government positions, including systems analyst, responsible for the data processing system, and the director's Executive Assistant at the General Direction of Rural Development, Secretary of Agricultural Development of the State of Mexico.
He has been a volunteer in several non-profit organizations and is an active member of professional associations in fields such as Public Administration, Information Systems, Public Policy, and Political Science.
He is also a former Fulbright Scholar.
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