Rockefeller College Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Theresa Pardo, BA '82, MS '90, PhD '98
Director, Center for Technology in Government
Research Associate Professor
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Research Associate Professor
College of Computing and Information
Theresa A. Pardo is director of the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) and holds research professorships appointments at the Rockefeller College of Public Administration and Policy and the College of Computing and Information, all at the University at Albany. Professor Pardo is co-developer of the top ranked program in Government Information Strategy and Management offered by the Public Administration and Policy department of Rockefeller College.
Under her leadership, the Center works closely with government, civil society and industry teams in 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 organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Justice, United Nations, The World Bank, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, SAP, Microsoft Corporation, and New York State, among others, Center work has broken ground in information and knowledge sharing, open government and open data, e-government, social media policy, and mobile technologies and human services delivery.
Dr. Pardo serves as Open NY Adviser to New York State's Governor Andrew Cuomo and was recently appointed International Advisor to the E-Government Committee for the China Information Association; she is also President of the Digital Government Society, a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the development and impacts of digital government. Dr. Pardo serves on a number of national and international advisory and editorial boards, including Government Information Quarterly, the leading journal in the field of digital government, 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 Working Group for the NYS STEAM Girls Collaborative.
Working in collaboration with colleagues from around the world and across sectors and disciplines, Dr. Pardo has published over 120 articles, research reports, practice guides, book chapters and case studies. She has received numerous awards for her work including best journal and conference paper awards for her published work, Rockefeller College's Distinguished Service Award, and the University at Albany's Excellence in Teaching Award.