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Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Department Chair


210.458.2501
Heywood Sanders, Ph.D.
Title

Professor & Interim Department Chair

Phone Number
210.458.2501
Email

Room

DB 4.114D

Department

Public Administration

Research Interests
  • Convention center development
  • Downtown development
  • Urban politics
Education
  • Ph.D., Government, Harvard University
  • B.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Faculty
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2532
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2532
Email

Room

DB 4.204

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Public administration theory
  • Administrative responsibility and discretion
  • The political role of nonprofits (citizenship, advocacy, policy implementation)
  • Public budgeting
  • Ethics, social equity and race
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1993.
  • M.S., Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985
  • B.S., Foreign Service, History and Diplomacy of Developing Nations, Georgetown University, Washington, 1978
Gina Amatangelo

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2617
Gina Amatangelo
Title

Lecturer I, Internship Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2617
Email

Room

DB 4.339

Department

Public Administration

Education
  • Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Communications, Pennsylvania State University
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2690
Tansu Demir, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2690
Email

Room

DB 4.238

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Politics-administration relationship
  • City managers and administrative power
  • Accountability in local government
  • Public policy process (implementation)
  • Professionalism in public service
  • Public administration theory
  • Structural equation modeling methodology
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration Theory, Florida Atlantic University, 2005
  • M.A., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
  • B.S., Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2537
Maria Veronica Elias, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2537
Email

Room

DB 4.236

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Public administration theory and epistemology
  • Public organization theory
  • Community organizing and civic engagement
Education
  • Ph.D., Urban Studies and Public Affairs, The University of Akron, 2008
  • M.A., Geography and Urban Planning. The University of Akron, 2003
  • Graduate Certificate, M.S. Management and Preservation of Natural Areas, The International University of Andalusia, La Rábida, Huelva, Spain 1999
  • B.A., Geography, University Graduate in Geography—Licenciatura, The National University of the South, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 1999
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


210.458.2536
Kandyce Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title

Assistant Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2536
Email

Room

DB 4.244

Department

Public Administration

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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
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, Arizona State University, 2014
  • Master of Public Service and Administration, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • B.A., International Studies & Economics, University of Miami, 2003
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record


210.458.2716
Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D.
Title

Lecturer III & Graduate Advisor of Record

Phone Number
210.458.2716
Email

Room

DB 4.114B

Department

Public Administration

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Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.P.Aff. Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. Political Science, Southwestern University
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


210.458.2619
Branco Ponomariov, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2619
Email

Room

DB 4.246

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Public management
  • Science & technology policy
Education
  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, Central European University
  • B.A., Sociology, Sofia University
Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.

Professor


210.458.2502
Christopher Reddick, Ph.D.
Title

Professor

Phone Number
210.458.2502
Email

Room

DB 4.242

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Information technology and public administration
  • E-Government
  • Emergency management
  • Homeland security
  • Economics and finance
Education
  • Ph.D., Politics, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2000
  • M.B.A., Business Studies - Agricultural Economics and Business, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1996
  • M.A., Political Studies, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1994
  • B.A., Double Major Honors, Political Science and Economics, The University of Guelph, Canada, 1993
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Francine Romero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement


210.458.2530
Francine Romero, Ph.D.
Title

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty, and Community Engagement

Phone Number
210.458.2530
Email

Room

DB 4.110

Department

Public Administration

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Research Interests
  • Institutional determinants of public policy
  • Local land use policies (open space protection, zoning, annexation)
  • Federal and state civil rights policies of the twentieth century (courts and legislatures)
  • Policies of the Progressive Era (voting reforms and immigration restrictions)
Education
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1995
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California, Riverside, 1993
  • B.A., Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, 1989
Staff
Diane Gutierrez

Senior Administrative Associate


210.458.2534
Diane Gutierrez
Title

Senior Administrative Associate

Phone Number
210.458.2534
Email

Room

DB 4.114C

Department

Public Administration

Karen Metz

Administrative Associate II


210.458.2533
Karen Metz
Title

Administrative Associate II

Phone Number
210.458.2533
Email

Room

DB 4.114

Department

Public Administration

The qualifications to be considered as an adjunct lecturer in the MPA program are a doctorate degree in public administration or related field of study, or a master’s degree with a strong record as a city manager, CEO, CFO, Development Director or other relevant professional management work experience to the course’s specific subject matter. Teaching experience is desirable. Qualifications to Teach at the Undergraduate Level The qualifications to be considered as an adjunct lecturer in the BPA program are a master’s degree in public administration or related field of study. Teaching and/or work experience relevant to the course’s specific subject matter is desirable. How to Apply Those interested in applying should email the Department Chair, Dr. Christopher G. Reddick, at chris.reddick@utsa.edu. Applicants should attach a cover letter detailing their qualifications along with their interested courses. In addition, candidates should submit a detailed resume. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.