Juan de Dios Pineda

Juan de Dios Pineda, holds a Ph.D.in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He lectures in Public Policy and Policy Sciences. He is Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Head of the Research Office's Latin American Initiatives at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, USA, one of the nation’s top STEM schools. See https://nmt.edu/academics/class/faculty/Pineda.php

He is the editor/author of 21 public policy and administration books and has edited several academic journals. He has received numerous honors, including the prestigious "Gabino Barreda" Medal for Merit of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His recently published research has centered on the "public policy and policy sciences" across management and social science disciplines.

Dr. de Dios Pineda was bestowed "Doctor Honoris Causa" from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, for his contributions in the area of Public Policy. Also, The University of Santander in Mexico conferred to Dr. Pineda the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" for his research in the area of Higher Education. He completed a Postdoctoral Scholar Advanced Training Program in Student Affairs Administration in Latin American Higher Education Institutions. Dr. Pineda has been the Chair of several Postdoctoral Programs in Government, Public Policy and Higher Education at the University of New Mexico. His research on public sector employee professionalization, public policy, policy sciences, education, transportation, and water systems at the national and local levels in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America has been published in The Journal of International Culture and Education (Germany), Journal of Latino Education (U.S.), and in numerous technical reports for Mexican and other government entities. He was a Member of the Mexican President’s Advisory Committee on Migration and Border Issues at the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (2009-2012). He has been a member of several Editorial Boards such as State and Local Government Review and The Journal of Public Affairs Education, both based in the United States. His book about Teacher's Professionalization in Mexico was translated into Chinese in 2014. In 2015 Dr. Pineda co-authored "Education in China, Mexico, and the United States," also translated into Chinese. In 2019, Santander University inaugurated the “Chair (Cátedra) Juan de Dios Pineda in Public Policy.” Since 2019, Dr. Pineda has been the President of the Americas Conference of Universities in STEM Education. In December 2021, he was appointed foundering executive director of the Research Institute in STEM education at New Mexico Tech.


Email: juan.pineda@nmt.edu.

Created August 2, 2009

Last updated: March 6 2022