Theresa Pardo

Examines IT innovation in the public sector, electronic records management

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Theresa Pardo

Director
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Department: Center for Technology in Government

Expertise:
Information technology innovation in the public sector; electronic records management; interagency and intergovernmental information sharing and integration; information technology business case planning and development

Campus phone: (518) 442-3984
Campus email: tpardo@albany.edu

Biography:

Theresa A. Pardo serves as director of the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany. CTG works closely with multi-sector and multi-disciplinary teams from the U.S. and around the world to carry out applied research and problem-solving projects focused on the intersections of policy, management, and technology in the governmental context. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United Nations (UN), the World Bank, the Library of Congress and a host of other private and public organizations, CTG has produced groundbreaking work in the fields of information and knowledge sharing, open government and open data, e-government, social media policy, and mobile technologies and human services delivery.

Pardo serves as Open New York adviser to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and was recently appointed expert advisor to the Open Data 500 Project. She serves as international advisor to the E-Government Committee for the China Information Association and is president of the Digital Government Society, a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the development and impacts of digital government.

Pardo serves on a number of national and international advisory and editorial boards, including the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) conference series Advisory Committee, Government Information Quarterly, the U.S. Government Accountability Office Executive Council on Information, Management, and Technology, and the Data Center for Applied Research in Social Sciences at Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. She is also a senior adviser to the Informatization Research Institution, State Information Center in China and is a member of the Board of Champions for the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Girls Collaborative.

Pardo has published over 125 articles, research reports, practice guides, book chapters and case studies and is ranked among the top five scholars in her field in terms of productivity and citations to her published work. She has received numerous awards including best journal and conference paper awards for her published work, the University at Albany’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Rockefeller College Distinguished Service Award.

Pardo holds research professor appointments in Public Administration and Policy and Informatics. She is the co-developer of the concentration in Information Strategy and Management at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Pardo is also on the faculty of UAlbany's Institute for Financial Market Regulation