Service to the profession
Professional service contributes to the development of academic communities and the functions valued in scholarly research. Because of my interests in doing research about Latin America and more importantly to bring the contributions of scholars from the region, I helped develop two international communities of Latin American scholars:
1. LACAIS, which is part of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and another entirely independent organization for the ICT policy field. You can learn more about that effort here
2. CPR-Latam a conference that brings together scholars from the region to present their research.
Most recently I led thirteen iSchools to a national gathering of faculty, staff and students to learn and discuss issues about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility, the iSchools iDEA forum.
Here is a sample of the service that I have provided to my academic community
- Chair, iSchools' iDEA Forum
- TPRC Board Vice-Chair
- Program Committee Chair, Telecommunications Policy Research
- Co-founder CPR-Latam
- Co-founder LACAIS
- Program co-Chair, CPR-Latam Americas Information and Communications
- IDRC Program Evaluator for the Connectivity in the Americas Program
- NSF Reviewer Broadening Participation in Computing
- AMICS Track Co-chair, Spanish Program, Americas Conference on Information
- Editor and reviewer for multiple journals
Service to the University
I strongly believe in contributing to the activities of a university. Our service helps improve our students education, faculty research and even positively impact the surrounding community. In my case I have contributed to Syracuse university in many capacities. Within the School of Information Studies I was a graduate program director, the Senior Associate Dean in charge of developing several units' strategic plan and working with my peers to move the plan forward and became the schools first Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA).
At the university I am part of the Community Initiatives Committee which makes decisions about community engagement programs. I also participate in many of our university's entrepreneurship activities. I strongly believe that students, at this age, can experiment with self-employment. This is particularly important at this time when the economy does not have the capacity to adequately absorb all the talent of this country's graduates. I participate in the Research and Methods group where we learn and make decisions on methodological issues. I was involved in the development of SU abroad program initiatives for Chile and the Dominican Republic and was the chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs.
I have served on numerous school and university search committees including the School of Information Studies Dean, as well as searches for immigration specialists at the Slutzker Center for International Students and Scholars. I was also part of the committee responsible for finding the university's next chancellor.
Here is a sample list of the activities I have been engaged at the i-School and Syracuse University:
Syracuse University Inclusive Leadership Assembly
- Syracuse University Pay Equity Senate Ad hoc committee
- Syracuse University Chancellor Evaluation Committee
- Syracuse University Ad Hoc Committee Report on Policies and Procedures Concerning Corporate and Foundation Funding Related to Research
- Syracuse University the campus conversation about the 21st century library
- Syracuse University, SU Advance (University wide initiative to enhance women in the STEM disciplines)
- Syracuse University Chancellor Search Committee
- Syracuse University Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Chair
- Committee on University Community Engagement & Economic Development
- Black and Latino Information Studies Support Group (BLISTS), Faculty Advisor/Leadership Program
- i-School Executive Committee, (current)
- JPM-Chase Community Initiatives Committee
- SU Abroad Program Initiatives
- TA Program Support the training of Graduate Assistants “Problem Based Learning”, training faculty