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Theresa Pardo

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Theresa Pardo serves as Associate Vice President for Research at the University at Albany and as Special Assistant to UAlbany’s President Havidán Rodríguez, directing a university-wide project on differential impacts of COVID-19 in New York. She is also a full research professor in Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and an affiliate faculty in Information Science at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. As a Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, Pardo works with CTG UAlbany’s multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams to carry out applied research and problem-solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, and technology in the governmental context. Prior to her role as a Senior Research Fellow, Pardo served as Director of CTG UAlbany from 2009 until 2021. During her 12 years as Director she built a reputation for the Center as a global leader in digital government and public sector information technology, innovation, research and practice. Under her leadership, CTG advanced its model of multi-sector, multi-disciplinary teams from the U.S. and around the world to carry out applied research and problem-solving projects focused on digital transformation, service innovation and value creation in the public sector.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Director
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, State University of New York
2009
Present
Professor
Rockefeller College
University at Albany
2005
Present
Affiliate Faculty
Information Science, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybe
University at Albany
2004
Present
Full Research Professor
Public Administration and Policy
University at Albany
2012
Present
Senior Fellow
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany
2021
Present
Associate Vice President for Research
University at Albany
2021
Present
Deputy Director
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, State University of New York
2002
2009
Project Director
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, State University of New Yor
1998
2002
Project Coordinator
Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, State University of New York
1994
1998
Director
Academic Computing Services
Siena College
1990
1994
Assistant Director Academic Computing
Academic Computing Services
Union College
1989
1990
Coordinator of Academic Computing Services
Office of Computing Services
Union College
1985
1989
Technical Information Analyst
Office of Computing Services
Union College
1982
1985
Primary Policy Areas

Government Operations/Innovation

Primary Sector of Expertise

Academic

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Change Management, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Information Technology, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement

The Concept of Digital Government with Theresa Pardo

Season: 1 Episode:64 | July 26, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Theresa Pardo, Associate Vice President for Research with responsibility for the institutes, centers, and laboratories at the University of Albany State University of New York and Academy Fellow, to discuss how digital tools and government help policy outcomes, building trust with constituents, and the advantages of digital tools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Referenced Links:
The call to action for cyber security governance produced with CIS, NGA and NCSL:

https://www.ctg.albany.edu/media/pubs/pdfs/managing_cyber_threats_through_effective_governance.pdf

The edited volume released by the smart cities, smart government research practice consortium:

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030610326


Products from the differential impacts of covid-19 in NYS project produced by UAlbany on behalf of NY’s Governor Cuomo.

Final Report:

https://www.albany.edu/communicationsmarketing/covid-19-documents/Differential-Impacts-of-COVID-19-NYS%20-%20June-2021%5b2%5d.pdf

Issue Brief:

https://www.albany.edu/communicationsmarketing/covid-19-documents/Racial%20Disparities%20in%20COVID-19%20Bonus%20Briefing%20Paper%5b2%5d.pdf

A white paper on vaccine hesitancy:

https://www.albany.edu/communicationsmarketing/covid-19-documents/COVID-19-Vaccine-Hesitancy-White-Paper-121620.pdf