|School of Public Administration, Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty|
||MINERVA CRUZ |
Assistant Professor of Public Administration (2008); A.D., University of Puerto Rico in Cayey; B.A., University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras; M.A., University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras; Ph.D., Purdue University.
Office: 209 Hathaway Hall
Dr. Cruz specializes in Public Administration and Public Policy as well as in Quantitative Methods, Political Economy, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources. Dr. Cruz has a M.A. in Public Administration specializing in Human Resources. Her teaching interests both at the graduate and undergraduate levels include Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Comparative Policy, Health Care Policy, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Aging Policy, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Labor Relations, and Non-Profit Organizations.
Dr. Cruz has varied research interests, including Public Health Care Administration, Public Policy Implementation, Comparative Studies, Culture, Human Resources, and Non-profit Organizations, among others. Social policy regarding the elderly population in the United States and Puerto Rico remains a key research interest. Besides professional experience in both private and public sectors in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cruz has experience teaching Business courses in Puerto Rico and Spanish and Political Science at Purdue University.
She has earned various awards, including Frank Wilson Award given by the Purdue University Political Science Department, the Rosa E. Axtmayer Fellowship from the University of Puerto Rico, and the Rector's Honor Role at the University of Puerto Rico.