University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching (Full Time)

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2008 for Excellence in Teaching (Full Time).

Theresa PardoTheresa Pardo, Public Administration and Policy

Dr. Theresa Pardo is the Deputy Director of the Center for Technology in Government at UAlbany. She also holds academic appointments as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, as an affiliated faculty member in theDepartment of Informatics in the College of Computing and Information. Dr. Pardo has been teaching in Public Administration and Policy since 2001, primarily offering PAD650, Building a Case for Information Technology Investment in the Public Sector, which "introduces students to the complexities of public sector information technology decision making and to a set of analytical tools and techniques for identifying and managing those complexities." This course engages students in actual IT investment projects with clients in NYS government and is among the most current, path-breaking courses on technology innovation in the public sector in the country. Theresa's student evaluations in PAD650 are astonishingly high, often perfect. She is simply a superb teacher, extravagantly praised by students for her preparation, ability to communicate difficult material, and receptivity. Dr. Pardo also mentors PhD students enrolled in the Public Administration and Information Science doctoral programs. The unmistakable impression in her nomination dossier is of a gifted teacher working on tough problems with the best of current theory and practice, all focused on building student capabilities and confidence.

Excellence in Teaching (Full Time)

Sharon Danoff-Burg Michael Landin Theresa Pardo
Sharon Danoff-Burg
Michael Landin
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Theresa Pardo
Public Administration and Policy

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