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School of Public Management and Policy
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Dr. Jose Luis Irizarry is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Management and Policy at UIS. Previously he served as a Doctoral Dissertation Fellow and Lecturer. He specializes and teaches graduate courses in nonprofits, public administration, and social equity. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, Master of Public Administration and Master of Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). His research interests are in public administration values and theory, public service, nonprofits, pedagogy, criminal justice, organization studies, high-impact learning practices, professional development and communication, and policy analysis.


Since 2008, Dr. Irizarry has provided instruction to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in criminal justice, public administration, and nonprofit studies, collectively in 5 college and universities in New York, Florida, and Illinois, as well as serving as an invited guest lecturer in multiple undergraduate and graduate programs in other states such as Tennessee and California. He currently has three forthcoming peer-reviewed publications with an additional 3 under review and he is working on future manuscript submissions.


His research has been presented at multiple conferences including the annual conferences of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECOPA), the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA), and at events hosted at the University of Illinois Springfield, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Florida Atlantic University. In 2022 he will be presenting research at ASPA and the Midwest Political Science Association annual conferences with additional proposals under review and others to be submitted to other conferences.


Dr. Irizarry has an established legacy of service in the public administration field beginning with his service on the National Council (Board of Directors) of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) as their first Student Representative (2010-2012) and as District 1 Representative (2012-2014); service to the New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) as Secretary (2009-2013) and Vice President (2013-2014); and serving on NECOPA’s Steering Committee (2011) and By Laws Committee (2010-2011). Recently, he elected the Secretary of ASPA’s Section on Democracy and Social Justice (2022-2023), and invited to serve on the Editorial Board of Public Integrity (2021-2024), and on the National Academy of Public Administration’s Social Equity Leadership Conference Planning Committee (2021-2022). 


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