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At a Glance


Doctor Honoris Causa in Education, conferred by Tianjin Foreign Studies University 


Doctor Honoris Causa in Higher Education, conferred by Universidad Santander


Distinguished Professor, Spanish Department, conferred by Tianjin Foreign Studies University 


President and CEO, The Americas Mayors Conference, Non-Profit Organization 


Honorary Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China


President and CEO, International Institute for Higher Education, Non-Profit Organization 


Founder and Chairman, International Institute for Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, LLC


Founder and President, Latin American Network in Government and Public Policy, SC (LAT-NET).


Non-resident Professor and Member of the Academic Committee of China Ministry of Education's Regional and National Research and Training Base-Latin American Research Institute

Executive Education: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government


Director, and Research Professor at the  Center for Public Leadership: University of New Mexico (UNM)


Affiliated Professor of Public Administration: University of New Mexico (UNM)


Postdoctoral Scholar Advanced Training Program in Student Affairs Administration in Latin American Higher Education Institutions


Published Books: 21


Vice President: Mexican Education Foundation of New Mexico

Chair International Trade Committee, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce


Residence: Albuquerque, New Mexico



Country of Citizenship: United States of America



Age: 55



Main Topics: Public Policy, Government, New Institutionalism, Higher Education, Leadership-Mentoring



Education: Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, UNAM;

Master's Degree, Public Administration, Universidad Anahuac; Ph.D. in Education at the University of New Mexico


Gabino Barreda Medal for Academic Merit: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 1992.


Marital status: Married


Children: 2


Dr. Pineda's  research on public sector employee professionalization, public policy, education, leadership, transportation and water systems at the national and local levels in the U.S., Mexico, and Latin America has been published in The Civil Service Journal (Mexico), 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 is a member of the Board of Editors of State and Local Government Review (U.S.). He has been a columnist on national public affairs for the weekly periodicals The Sun and The Mexican Diary and is the former President of the Mexican College of Political Science and Public Administration. He is the author or principal editor of twenty-one books. He received his Ph. D. in Education from the University of New Mexico in 2007. ​​

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