Víctor Gómez-Valenzuela, Ph.D.
Gómez-Valenzuela has a PhD in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master of Arts (MA) in "Society, Science and Technology in Europe" taught in the University of Maastricht in association with the European Inter-University Association of Society, Science and Technology (ESST). Additionally, he holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Economics from the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE). His first degree was in Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). He has a wide experience of national and international academic life in which his experience as a graduate and postgraduate lecturer at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and as a visiting scholar at the Manchester Business School part of the University of Manchester, UK.
With regards to Management, he was vice minister of the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología during the years 2007-2009, vice president of the Inter-American Commission of Science and Technology of the Organization of American States (OAS 2008-2009) and director of Planning and Institutional Development of the City Council of the National District in the quinquennium 2002-2007. At the time he was chosen for this position, he worked as a research lecturer for the area of Social Sciences and Humanities at our university.
Dr. Gómez-Valenzuela has been a consultant for several national and international organizations and has several international publications on the evaluation of public policies on science, technology and innovation, knowledge management and economic valuation of environmental resources and services. He is a member of several international scientific committees and academic societies such as the Association of Economists of the United States (AEA), the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), the Anthropological Association of the United States (AAA), among other societies and international academic groups.