Joaquin "Jay" Gonzalez III, PhD.

Title(s):
Professor and Chair

Department of Public Administration

School(s):
Business
415-442-6576
Campus(es):
San Francisco
Joaquin "Jay" Gonzalez

Dr. Jay Gonzalez is Mayor George Christopher Professor of Government and Society and was Russell T. Sharpe Professor of Business (2014 - 2016). He has authored more than a dozen books, including Corruption and American Cities and Privatization in Practice. Dr. Gonzalez has worked as a public servant with the governments of the Philippines, Singapore, and most recently the United States - as Commissioner of Immigrant Rights for the City and County of San Francisco. He is a sought after training lecturer for the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense and has consulted for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2005, he received a Special U.S. Congressional Recognition for his public and community service.


COURSES TAUGHT

DBA 807
Business, Government and Society
EMPA 300
Theory, Ethics and Practice in Public Service
EMPA 301
Research Methods and Analysis
EMPA 303
Organizational Development and Leadership
EMPA 396
Graduate Research Project in Public Management
EMPA 399
Directed Study
PAD 197
Internship: Public Administration

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Governance and Anti-corruption
  • Domestic and International Immigration Policies
  • International Politics
  • Asian and American studies
  • Global Security and Development Studies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Faith and Civic Engagement

EDUCATION

  • PhD, University of Utah
  • MPA, University of the Philippines-Diliman
  • BA, History and Political Science, De La Salle University
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, University of Utah
  • Advanced Studies in Economics, World Bank Institute

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2000 - Present: Full-time Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • National Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trust, Washington, DC
  • Commissioner of Immigrant Rights, City and County of San Francisco, California
  • Research Director, Institute On Governance, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ottawa, Canada
  • Consultant and Trainer: The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Governments of China, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia
  • Adjunct Professor: University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and Naval Postgraduate School
  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration: National University of Singapore
  • Visiting Professor: University of International Business and Economics (China) and Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

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HONORS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Teaching Awards: Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco (twice) and National University of Singapore
  • Outstanding Research Awards: Golden Gate University (three times)
  • Public and Community Service Recognitions: U.S. Congress, California State Legislature, and San Francisco Board of Supervisor