Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.

Title Assistant Professor

Phone Number 210-458-2621

Email kandyce.fernandez@utsa.edu

Room DB 4.244

Department Public Administration;


Kandyce Fernandez joined the department faculty as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014 and currently teaches classes on nonprofit organizations, program evaluation, and urban development.  She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University where she conducted her dissertation research on public-private partnerships between local education foundations and school districts.  While her broader research interests address emerging organizational structures and the interactions that take place between organizations attributed to different sectors, she has a particular interest in public education, philanthropy, urban development, and cross-sector interactions.

Research Interests

Intersections of public/private organizations and structures; government/nonprofit relationships; philanthropy and grant-making foundations in public education; civic health and community-based organizational initiatives


Ph.D. in Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University

Master of Public Service & Administration, Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies & Economics, University of Miami