Alejandra Medina, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Office Hours: By appointment





Alejandra Medina is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs (SPA). She has a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Illinois Chicago. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the drivers of network formation, evolution, and performance, positing her work within the fields of public sector networks, public management, collaborative governance, and organizational behavior. Alejandra is affiliated faculty at the Center for Policy and Democracy of SPA. Her current research includes the formation and evolution of emergency management collaborative networks and the effects of large-scale disaster events in collaboration. Her teaching focuses on research methods and collaboration across sectors.

Areas of Expertise

Social network analysis, public sector networks, collaborative management, public and nonprofit management, and organizational behavior

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
University of Illinois Chicago

Master of Public Administration and Public Policy
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, México

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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