Jose Irizarry

Dr. Jose Luis Irizarry joined the Department in Fall 2020 as a University Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. In Fall 2021 he will begin his service in the Department as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. At UIS he serves as a member of the public administration graduate faculty specializing in nonprofit and human services, public administration, and social equity and impact. He is also spearheading the Department’s modifications to its graduate nonprofit curricular offerings.

Dr. Irizarry holds a PhD in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Public Administration (concentration in Management and Operations) and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (specialization in Criminal Law and Procedure) from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (the City University of New York).

Throughout his academic teaching career, Dr. Irizarry has instructed undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students using various modalities in public administration, nonprofits, and criminal justice. His interests are in public administration values and theory, public service, nonprofits, pedagogy, criminal justice, community engagement, and policy analysis. He has presented research at multiple conferences including the annual conferences of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECOPA), Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA), and at events hosted by Florida Atlantic University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the University of Illinois Springfield.

Dr. Irizarry has an established legacy in the public administration field beginning with his service on the National Council (Board of Directors) of the 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 service on the Steering Committee (2011) and By Laws Committee (2010-2011) of the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECOPA).

As a practitioner, Dr. Irizarry has also worked in and with a number of nonprofit organizations including Housing Works, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Harvey Milk School, Living Beyond Belief, Boca Helping Hands, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, the American Jewish Committee, Jewish National Fund, the Riverside Church, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the Association of Inspectors General, and the New York Public Library.

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