I am Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at the School of Government of Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and Affiliate Professor of the Public Administration Division of Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Económicas, CIDE in México City. I received a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from American University in Washington DC, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE). My previous work experience includes different positions in public affairs and policy analysis with the government of Colombia, the private and the nonprofit sectors. I have also served previously in academic and executive positions at different top-ranked universities in Colombia.
My work aims to help making public organizations work better and, through it, I intend to contribute to institutional capacity improvement and regional development, particularly in the context of Latin American countries. My areas of interest are public management and policy analysis, organizational behavior, corruption and transparency, multilevel and local governance, and public affairs education.
I have published several books, articles and book chapters on management and public policy issues and my research has received recognition from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum (ICPA), and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. My works have been published in journals such as Policy & Society, Public Administration Review (PAR), Teaching Public Administration, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, and Journal of Development Studies, among others. I teach courses related to public management and public administration, policy analysis & implementation, decentralization & local government, and transparency & corruption.
I currently serve as member of the executive committee of NASPAA, member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Ad-Hoc Committee for the COVID Pandemic. Besides, I am associate editor of Gestion y Política Pública journal (Mexico), editor international outreach Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA), member of the editorial boards of Public Administration Review (PAR), Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration (APJPA), Public Administration (UK), Gobernar Journal, Korean Journal of Public Policy, and co-convenor of the Special Interest Group in Public Sector Human Resource Management of IRSPM. I have previously served as board member of the International Research Society for Public Management – IRSPM, the Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education – INPAE, among others.
II like rock and electronic music. I am a full-time salsa lover (and dancer) and a sporadic volleyball player and cyclist. Born in Bogotá and then “reborn” in Cali, Colombia, a city which I call home and which I have loved from the beginning of time. Also in love with other places like London, Washington DC, and Santa Marta, cities in which I have been lucky enough to live in. Besides that, I call myself an amateur urban photographer who loves to capture images of people and cities in their day-to-day life. I (from time to time) try to watch tennis, baseball (Go Nats!), basketball, and football soccer. Usually enjoy reading, hiking, and just sitting on the shore. I am the number one fan of a great dog named Jack.