Ph.D. Candidate, Florida State University
Mr. Mendieta's main areas of interest are public administration, public policy, nonprofit management, public budgeting, public financial management, and mixed research methods. He is interested in the effects of government policy on organizations and on the citizenry. His dissertation work is in the area of political economy with a focus on the effect that Medicare policy has on terminally ill patients and their families.
Research and Experience
Forthcoming is his article on the spillover effect of the Veteran's Administration palliative care benefit (with Dr. Bruce McDonald; Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Indiana University, Spring 2013). He has a background in health care services administration and policy, and his professional leadership experience includes managing government, private and nonprofit enterprises. He has experience working as an external evaluator for nonprofit organizations in Florida and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's Communities Empowering Youth, a capacity building program. His experience in public service includes working for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners in Florida, one of the state's poorest counties and largest minority populations. In Gadsden County, he worked with the Office of the County Administrator and the Office of Management & Budget. He comes to NMSU from the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University where he was the 2011-2012 Claude and Mildred Pepper Dissertation Fellow.
Mr. Mendieta teaches courses in public administration, nonprofit management and public financial management. He has taught Introduction to Public Administration, Managing the Nonprofit Organization, Budgets and Finances, and Nongovernmental Organizations.