PHISO is very happy and honored to have Professor Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez III as one of the association’s honorary advisors.
A four-time teaching excellence awardee, Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez III, Ph.D., is Mayor George Christopher Professor of Public Administration at the Ageno School of Business of Golden Gate University. He was also Russell T. Sharpe Professor of Business (2014-2016). He has held full-time teaching appointments at the National University of Singapore (Asia’s #1 ranked university), De La Salle University, and was the founding Director of the University of San Francisco’s Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. Dr. Gonzalez is recognized creative and disruptive trainer with San Francisco State University, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and Wuhan Polytechnic University.
As a real-world practitioner, Dr. Gonzalez has worked on governance and economic development projects in Asia, Latin America, and Africa for the World Bank, the Institute On Governance (Canada), the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, International City/County Management Association, and the Asian Development Bank. For close to a decade, he was Commissioner of Immigrant Rights for the City and County of San Francisco. In recognition of Dr. Gonzalez’ outstanding public service, the U.S. Congress awarded him with a “Special Congressional Recognition.”
A four-time research excellence award winner, Dr. Gonzalez was part of the team that researched and wrote the World Bank’s best-selling book, The East Asian Miracle: Economic Growth and Public Policy. Since then, he has authored more than a dozen books including Filipino American Faith in Action (New York University Press), Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana (Duke University Press), Diaspora Diplomacy: Philippine Migration and Its Soft Power Influences (De La Salle University Publishing-Anvil Press), Corruption and American Cities (McFarland), and Small Town Economic Development (McFarland). He has also published in top journals including International Migration Review, Asian Journal of Public Administration, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, and Asian Journal of Political Science.
Dr. Gonzalez has a B.A. in History and Political Science (De La Salle University), Master of Public Administration (University of the Philippines), and Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Utah).