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.
Academic Faculty, Academic Administration, Change Management, Data Analytics, Grants Management, Information Technology, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning
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.
The call to action for cyber security governance produced with CIS, NGA and NCSL:
The edited volume released by the smart cities, smart government research practice consortium:
Products from the differential impacts of covid-19 in NYS project produced by UAlbany on behalf of NY’s Governor Cuomo.
A white paper on vaccine hesitancy: