Theresa Pardo

Theresa Pardo

Examines IT innovation in the public sector, electronic records management

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Theresa Pardo

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

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

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As director of the Center for Technology in Government, Theresa Pardo works with a variety of government, corporate, and university partners to lead applied research projects on the policy, management, and technology issues surrounding information and information technology use in the public sector.

Pardo's current portfolio includes the development of a public value assessment framework for U.S. federal government open government initiatives funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and the development of models of social and technical interactions in cross-boundary information sharing and integration as well as information technology enterprise governance. Her most recent NSF-funded effort is as the principal investigator for a project to develop a data interoperability framework for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region by working with stakeholder communities involved in the growth of coffee in Mexico that is distributed, brewed, and consumed in Canada and the United States.

In addition to funding from NSF, Pardo's research at CTG has been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Library of Congress, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the United Nations and New York State and local government agencies, among others.

Pardo is a research associate professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy and an affiliated faculty member of the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany. She is one of the founding developers of the highly ranked Government Information Strategy and Management curriculum at Rockefeller College. The academic program focuses on the policy, management and technology dimensions of information and technology use in the design and delivery of government programs. In 2008, Theresa received the University at Albany’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Pardo is also on the faculty of UAlbany's Institute for Financial Market Regulation