John Ronquillo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Portrait of Dr. John Ronquillo

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John C. Ronquillo is an assistant professor of nonprofit and public management at University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. He previously served on the faculty at DePaul University where he also directed the MPA program. Ronquillo researches in the areas of diversity, inclusion and social equity, and is engaged in a long-term project focused on indigenous leadership and governance in Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. He is also engaged in research on hybrid social enterprises, including low-profit limited liability companies (L3Cs), certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, as well as projects examining work integration social enterprises and program related investments (PRIs).

Ronquillo has taught extensively in the PhD, Executive MPA, MPA and Bachelor of Arts in Public Service programs, and in 2018 he was honored with the CU Online Innovator Award for his creative and technological enhancement of his online courses. He has manuscripts published or forthcoming in Public Administration Review, Public Integrity, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Handbook of Decision Making (John Wiley & Sons), Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations (Sage), Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector: Passion, Purpose and Professionalism (Edward Elgar), and The Nonprofit Human Resource Management Handbook (Routledge). Prior to his academic career, Ronquillo worked for the Arizona Association of Counties, the Arizona Government Information Technology Agency (now Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology), the Salt River Project, the City of Chandler (AZ), former U.S. Congressman Ed Pastor (AZ), and he was Director of Student Events for the 2004 Presidential Debate at Arizona State University. Ronquillo holds a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the University of Georgia, a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University, and a BA cum laude in journalism and mass communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, also at ASU.

Areas of Expertise

diversity, inclusion and social equity

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration and Policy
University of Georgia

Master of Public Administration
Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University

Curriculum Vitae