Hubert Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor
Energy policy and governance


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Cecilio Ortiz Garcia holds a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from the School of Public Affairs of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. He serves as Professor of Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. His areas of expertise include Energy Policy and Governance in Puerto Rico, Sustainable Transitions Management in Developing Nations and Public Participation in Energy and Environmental Decision Making.  His current research concentrates on the governance of critical infrastructure transformations, particularly sustainable energy transitions and its relationship with community resilience. He also explores the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in local and national Extreme Operating Environments (EOE). Dr. Ortiz is the Co-Founder of the RISE Network, an Inter University Collaborative Convergence Platform that creates a new architecture of relationships towards just knowledge co-production for community resilience. He is also the Co-Founder of the University of Puerto Rico’s National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability.  Dr. Ortiz is currently a Hubert Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor at Macalester College Department of Environmental Studies. He is also Senior Fellow on Resilience at the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington DC, as well as Distinguished Research Fellow at the Global Resiliency Institute at Northeastern University in Boston.

  • PhD in Environmental Policy and Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, 1999
  • MA of Public Administration, Governors State University, 1996
  • BS in Management, Park College, 1988