J. Ramon Gil-Garcia is the Director of the Center for Technology in Government (CTG UAlbany) and a Professor of Public Administration and Policy at UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
Under Dr. Gil-Garcia’s leadership, CTG UAlbany works closely with multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams from the United States, and around the world, to carry out research and problem-solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, technology, and data in government.
CTG UAlbany has broken ground in multiple Digital Government topics such as information integration and knowledge sharing, smart cities and smart governments, open government and open data, mobile technologies, critical infrastructure security and resiliency, social media policy, and the potential, use, and consequences of emergent technologies in the public sector.
Dr. Gil-Garcia has significantly contributed to the top-ranked academic program in Information and Technology Management offered by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and policy and he has been the chair of this specialization since 2014.
He is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
In 2009, Dr. Gil-Garcia 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 and 2019 by Apolitical, which is a nonprofit organization based in London in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Gil-Garcia’s trajectory has also been recognized by UAlbany through the President’s Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
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 12 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 several fields such as Digital Government, Public Administration, Information Systems, Public Policy, and Political Science.
He is also a former Fulbright Scholar.
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