Theresa A. Pardo

Theresa A. Pardo

Research Professor
Public Administration & Policy
International Affairs
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
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Theresa Pardo, PhD

Theresa A. Pardo, Ph.D. serves as Director of the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York (CTG UAlbany). Dr. Pardo also serves as Special Assistant to the President of the University at Albany, as a full research professor in Public Administration and Policy, Rockefeller College and as an affiliate faculty in Information Science, College of Emergency Response, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. Under her leadership, CTG UAlbany, an applied research institute, works 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 digital transformation, service innovation and value creation in the public sector. 

Dr. Pardo serves as OpenNY Adviser to New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, is Chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She serves as a member of the User Working Group of the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, the Business and Operations Advisory Committee of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Steering Committee of the North East Big Data Innovation Hub. Dr. Pardo is a founding member of the Smart Cities, Smart Government Research Practice Consortium, served as Chair of Oman’s Excellence in E-Government Award Jury in 2015 and 2020 and is an advisor to the E-Government Committee for the China Information Association. She is a Past-President of the Digital Government Society and a member of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV). Dr. Pardo serves on a number of editorial boards for journals in the fields of digital government and public administration including Government Information Quarterly and Public Management Review and is co-developer of the top ranked academic program in Information Strategy and Management offered by the University at Albany. Dr. Pardo has over 200 publications and is ranked among the top scholars in her field in terms citations to her published work.

In 2018 and 2019, Dr. Pardo was named a Top 100 Influencers in Digital Government globally.  She is a recipient of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Drivers, and Dreamers Award which recognizes individuals throughout the U.S. who exemplify transformative use of technology to improve the way government does business and serves its citizens. Dr Pardo is a recipient of the Digital Government Society’s Distinguished Service Award, the University at Albany’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the University at Albany’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Rockefeller College Distinguished Service Award. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University at Albany, SUNY.