Specialization: Government Information Strategy and Management
J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, PhD, MS is an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Public Administration and Policy and the research director of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Gil-Garcia is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers as Researcher Level II and of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2009, he was 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." Currently, he is a Faculty Affiliate at the National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts Amherst and also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Informatics Doctorate Program at the College of Computing and Information. Previously, he was a Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Dr. Gil-Garcia has lectured on topics such as Public Management, Policy Analysis, Organization Theory, Database Applications, Statistics, Web Development, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling, Research Methods, Public Administration Theory, Local Government Management, and Information Technologies in the Public Sector, among others.
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 The International Public Management Journal, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Government Information, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Public Finance and Management, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Electronic Governance, International Journal on Computers, Systems and Signals, Politics Administration and Change, Reforma y Democracia, Gestión y Política Pública, Espiral: Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad, Convergencia, Ciencias de Gobierno, Ciencia Ergo Sum, Administración Pública y Sociedad, and Espacios Públicos. Some of his publications are among the most cited in the field of digital government research worldwide. His research interests include collaborative electronic government, inter-organizational information integration, smart cities and smart governments, adoption and implementation of emergent technologies, information technologies and organizations, information technologies and education, digital divide policies, education administration and policy, new public management, public policy evaluation, and multi-method research approaches.
Dr. Gil-Garcia has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Public Administration, a Masters in Public Administration and Policy, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy with a concentration in Information Strategy and Management. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar.
- Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon. (2012). Towards a Smart State? Inter-Agency Collaboration, Information Integration and Beyond. Information Polity 17 (1) 269–280. [Holland]
- Luna-Reyes, Luis F. and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia. (2011). Using Institutional Theory and Dynamic Simulation to Understand Complex e-Government Phenomena. Government Information Quarterly, 28 (3): 329-345.
- Gil-Garcia J. Ramon, Soon Ae Chun and Marijn Janssen. (2009). Government Information Sharing and Integration: Combining the Social and the Technical. Information Polity, 14 (1 and 2): 1-10.
- Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon, Indushobha Chengalur-Smith and Peter Duchessi. (2007). Collaborative E-Government: Impediments and Benefits of Information Sharing Projects in the Public Sector. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(2): 121-133.
- Gil-García, J. Ramón and Theresa A. Pardo. (2005). E-Government Success Factors: Mapping Practical Tools to Theoretical Foundations. Government Information Quarterly, 22 (2): 187–216.