Hugo Renderos

Docente economía y desarrollo

14605 Leeman Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007
(402)-557-8467
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EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Studies and Public Affairs, [2011 December] Dissertation Title: “The Role of Negotiations and Organisational Behaviour in the Implementation of El Salvador’s Peace Accords”.
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Raymond W. Cox, III
Areas of Concentration: Negotiations, Organisational Theory and Behaviour, Comparative Administration, Applied Policy, International Politics, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF LAW
Grand Forks, ND, U.S.A.
Juris Doctor (JD), [2004 May].

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Master of Public Administration (MPA), [1997 August].
Major: General Management
Minor: Urban Studies

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Master of Science in Urban Studies (MS), [1996 August].
Major: Urban Studies
Minor: Public Administration

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY
Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Arts (BA), [1993 May].
Major: International Studies
Minor: Pre-Columbian Latin American History

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY
Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Science (BS), [1992 May].
Double Major: International Relations and Sociology

SCHOLARSHIPS/RECOGNITIONS/HONOURS:

 2006-2010 Graduate Assistantship, University of Akron, Department of Urban Studies and Public Affairs
 1996-Award and recognition from “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities”.
 1995, 1996, & 1997-U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] scholarship recipient.
 1990 & 1991-Hispanic Scholarship Fund recipient.
 1990-Scholarship recipient from Central Nebraska Hispanic Awareness Centre.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Keiser University-Latín American Campus-San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Central América.
[August 2014 to December 2015].
Undergraduate Level {Political Science}:  US Government, Political Theory, International Relations, Comparative Government and Politics, Politics of the Developing World, US-Latin American Relations, Religion and Politics, Domestic and International Terrorism, Mid East Foreign Policy, Immigration Law, Conflict Resolution, Great Political Thinkers, Environmental Politics, Urban Government Social Policy, World Economy, Public Finance, Issues in International Policy, Senior Capstone Course.

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

CHAIR-DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Keiser University-Latín American Campus-San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Central América.
[August 2014 to December 2015].

INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR- DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Keiser University-Latín American Campus-San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Central América.
[August 2014 to December 2015].

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR- DEPT. OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Keiser University-Latín American Campus-San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua, Central América.
[August 2014 to December 2015].

ACADEMIC/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Institute for Health and Social Policy-University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[August 2008 to December 2009].
 Translated/Interpreted websites and brochures for Community Agencies offering emergency
preparedness for natural disasters for Spanish speaking senior citizens.
 Created an annotated bibliography on Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
 Created a database for journal articles focused on urban geography and planning.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
University Park Alliance-University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[Jan. 2006 to July 2008]  Conducted research on various community service programmes offered through the Community
Outreach Partnership Centre Grant.  Research focused on marketing strategies, programme evaluation,
needs assessment, and programme efficiency and effectiveness.
 Plan, implement, evaluate, and report on programmes that provided relief and sustainable local
community development.
 Supervised a summer food programme for impoverished local area children-order meals, maintain a
record of children served, write weekly reports, and conduct an evaluation for the programme.

LAW CLERK
Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Inst., Grand Forks, N. Dakota, U.S.A.
[May 2004 to Aug. 2004].
 Conducted research and wrote briefs on various legal cases including issues involving the Indian Child
Welfare Act (ICWA), employment termination disputes, Indian (Aboriginal) common law, and
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Indian Country (Aboriginal Reservations).

GRADUATE INTERN
Douglas County Treasury Dept., Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[Jan.1997 to May 1997].
 Conducted a marketing research project designed to study ways of streamlining the vehicle registration
process.
 Collected data for the project by interviewing participants, organised data, analysed it, synthesised it, and
made recommendations according to research results, the Department’s resources and its ability to
follow through with conclusions of the research.

GRADUATE INTERN
City of Omaha Planning Dept., Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[January 1996 to Dec.1996].
Assisted in creating a “Continuum of Care” directory.  The directory was designed to list the number of service organisations providing human services to the community.  It was intended to avoid duplication
of services offered by two different service providing organisations.
Assisted in the bi-annual evaluation of the Omaha Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless.  The bi-annual evaluation assured provider agencies that their programme objectives and municipal, county, state, and federal grant requirements were being met.  Municipal, county, state, and federal government grant recipients were required by law to provide an annual report to donor institutions the progress, effectiveness, and need of the programmes funded.
Assisted in the evaluation of grant applications for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  Human service agencies and non-profit organisations applied for municipal, county, state, and federal government grants to fund community development projects.  I assisted in the selection of donees of the funding available.  Grants were awarded based on community need, capacity of the agency providing the service, among other factors.

GRADUATE INTERN
Latino Centre of the Midlands, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[August 1995 to December 1995].
 Academically advised high school students about higher education opportunities.
 Assisted students with university/college admissions and registration process.
 Accompanied students during visits to local and out-of-state colleges and universities.
 Assisted students throughout the application and enrolment process offering help when needed and
making sure the process went smoothly.
 Provided information about programme selections, registration procedures, and student testing.
 Monitored the students’ attendance and academic marks
 Assisted students with their post-graduation plans.  For those students finishing their secondary education wishing to go on to higher education, I would provide them orientation and direction to attain and achieve their academic goals.  In this case, students were informed on where and how to seek, complete, and apply for scholarships tailored to minority students.  Additionally, students were informed on the process of completing an admissions application for entrance to a university.
 In case of students with behavioural issues such as frequent absences, inappropriate behaviour, and delinquencies, frequent meetings with their parents, social workers, counsellors, and faculty were held in order provide each student with the appropriate support and direction.
 Establish a routine and family structure.
 Empower the parents to advocate, guide, and provide exemplary behaviour that their children could emulate.

CONSULTANT/ADVISER EXPERIENCE:
CONSULTANT IN CURRICULUM ELABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Universidad de León, Spain, Europe and Corporación Iberoamericana de Asuntos Públicos y
Empresariales (CIAPE), Chile, South América.
[2016 February to present].
Elaborate certification programmes in Public Management geared toward students in Latin America in general, and Chile specifically.

CONSULTANT ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
Consilium Group Advisors
Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
[2015 December to present] Peace Building and Citizen Security
Urban Development
Local Capacity Building
Fragility and Resilience Analysis
Poverty Reduction
Political Economy Analysis
Impact Assessment
Strategy Development and Action Planning

PROGRAMME EVALUATION CONSULTANT
School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
[2015 June to 2015 September].
 Designed survey to evaluate the Certified Public Manager Programme.
 Submitted survey for data collection.
 Organised and Analysed survey results.
 Wrote executive survey summary.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISER
AMC USA Co., Ltd.
Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
[2015 March-Present].
Developed a Strategic Plan for opening a school of English as a Second Language Institute
Drew up the proposed budget plan
Negotiated government approval for the Institute.
Obtained government approval, permit, and licence.

NATIONAL COORDINATOR/ADVISER
Independent Political Movement of Salvadoreans in the Exterior (Movimiento Político Independiente de Salvadoreños en el Exterior)
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
[2011 October to 2012 October].
 Start the formation of a political party.
 Create it statutes.
 Form the party’s structures at the municipal and state level.
 Legalise the party with the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

CAMPAIGN MANAGER/POLITICAL ADVISER FOR SALVADOREAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE
Chalatenango, Chalatenango, El Salvador
[2011 October to 2012 March]  Fund raising.
 Designed campaign routes.
 Strategizing alliances, campaigns, and speeches.
 Drew contrasts between candidate and opponents.
 Advised candidate on developing his image to present to voters.

NON ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR
International Institute of Akron-Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[2007 January to 2011 June].
 Interpret English/Spanish for the Municipal, County, District, and Juvenile Court Systems.
 Interpret in medical settings, e.g. Emergency Room, Medical appointments, and inpatient/ outpatient
hospital visits, surgeries, and medical follow-up appointments.
 Interpret at Psychiatric wards for at risk patients.
 Performed on-site translations, over the phone translations for medical, legal, and social services settings.
 Home visit interpretations for consumers partaking in the “Help Me Grow” programme.
 Interpret for inmates in jail.
 Translated legal documents, e.g. birth certificates, court decrees, psychiatric and medical
evaluations/reports, legislative bills, brochures, flyers.

INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR
Asian Services in Action, Inc.-Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[January 2006 to 2011 June].
 Interpret English/Spanish for the Municipal, County, District, and Juvenile Court Systems.
 Interpret in medical settings, e.g. Emergency Room, Medical appointments, and
inpatient/outpatient hospital visits, surgeries, and medical follow-up appointments.
 Interpret at Psychiatric wards for at risk patients.
 Performed on-site and over the phone translations for medical, legal, and social services settings.
 Home visit interpretations for consumers partaking in the “Help Me Grow” programme.
 Interpret for inmates in jail.
 Translated legal documents, e.g. birth certificates, court decrees, psychiatric and medical evaluations and
reports, legislative bills, brochures, flyers.

TESTER
Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc.-Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[April 2006 to December 2008].
 Conducted testing as potential renter looking for housing/rentals-objective was to see whether there was
any discrimination, preferences, favouritism patterns among other testers based on race, income, and
other fictitious characteristics.

INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR/INSTRUCTOR (Freelance)
Self-Employed, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central América.
[March 2001 to Aug. 2002].
 Served as interpreter for the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
 Taught English as a Second Language (ESL) private classes to individuals.
 Translated documents from Spanish/English-English/Spanish for various businesses, non-profit national
and International organisations, and individuals.

INTERPRETER
Self-Employed-Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[August 2000 to February 2001].
Translated/Interpreted for Spanish speaking individuals at doctor’s appointments, job interviews, court appearances, church services, business conferences.
Translated policy manuals, instruction manuals, direction manuals for various institutions.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Community Services Centre, Inc., Lexington, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[July 1998-July 2000].
Keeping daily attendance and departure records, assisting clients with job searches, supervision of the soup kitchen and facilities, maintaining inventory of food supplies, receipt and record of donations.
Complete monthly reports, public relations, fund raising, grant writing, referral services, and administrate day-to-day activities of the homeless shelter.

CASE MANAGER
Goodwill Industries, Incorporated, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[May 1998 to July 1998].
Assisted clients in becoming self-sufficient as they made the transition from welfare to work through the Employment First programme.  This transition was made by assisting clients in obtaining their General Education Equivalency Diploma (GED), attending our Job First workshop, obtaining gainful employment, among other means.

HOUSING COUNSELLOR
Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[June 1994 to August 1995].
 Assisted the homeless/near homeless in acquiring permanent housing.
 Assisted low-income homeowners in acquiring home improvement grants.
 Assisted low-income homeowners in money management, mortgage foreclosure prevention, and
reinstatement plan negotiations.

DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINER
Bethphage Mission of the Great Plains, Axtell, NE., U.S.A.
[Aug. 1986 to Sept. 1989].
 Assisted developmentally disabled individuals develop independent living skills.
 Monitored/Supervised them at their place of employment, job training, and recreational activities.

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS:

Public Policy: Minority Relations, Managing Diversity, Cultural Competence
Political Science: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Comparative Political Institutions, Latin American Politics, US Government
Urban Studies: Urban Planning, Urban Politics
Public Administration: Research Methods, Programme Evaluation, Organisational Theory & Behaviour, Ethics, Negotiations, Bureaucracy, Effectivity and Efficiency
Sociology: Social Problems, Organised Crime, Street Gang Crimes, Sociology of Religion

CERTIFIED TRAINING:

Nebraska Mediation Centre Association and Training Institute, Eagle, Neb., U.S.A.
Civil Mediation Training
(Interest Based) [Feb. 2005].

Conflict Resolution Centre, Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Family Mediation Training
(Transformative Based) [August 2004].
Civil Mediation Training
(Transformative Based) [November 2004].

University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Research Proficiency in Westlaw Legal Research, [January 2003].
Research Proficiency in LexisNexis Legal Research, [April 2003].

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY:

VOLUNTEER
Akron Urban League, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
[February 2011 to July 2011].
 Volunteered helping the Latino community with Connect Your Community, a federally funded Government Programme, teaching Basic Computer Classes to students enrolled in the programme.

VOLUNTEER
Catholic Immigration Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
[July 2005 to Dec. 2005].
 Volunteer in the English Conversation Circle (ECC), where newly landed immigrants to Canada are taught to learn how to write, read, and speak the English language and improve their conversational skills for those that already know it.
 Volunteer in the Host Programme where I was matched with an immigrant and required to assist them assimilate, integrate, and fully become acquainted with Canadian main society.

VOLUNTEER
Central Mediation Centre, Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.A.
[November 2004 to June 2005].
 Co-mediated small claims court cases with Mediators from Central Mediation Centre.

PUBLICATIONS:

[peer reviewed journal articles]:
Cox, III, Raymond W. and Renderos, Hugo.  (2013).  “Achieving democracy: Implementing the 1992 Salvadorean Peace Accords”.  Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 20 (2), 173-186.

Renderos, Hugo and Cox, III, Raymond W.  (2013).  “Achieving peace: An organisational analysis of the implementation of the 1992 Salvadorean Peace Accords”.  American International Journal of Social Science, 2 (8), 60-68.

Renderos, Hugo and Cox, III, Raymond W.  (Forthcoming).  “Negotiating democracy: The 1992 Salvadorean Peace Accords”.  UNDER REVIEW

[OpEd articles]:
Renderos, Hugo.  (2014, August 18).  Inversión educativa evitará diásporas.  La Prensa.  Retrieved from http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2014/08/18/voces/208017-inversion-educativa-evitara-diasporas

Renderos, Hugo.  (2014, September 18).  ¿Por qué estudiar ciencias políticas?  La Prensa.  Retrieved from http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2014/09/17/voces/212460–que-estudiar-ciencias-políticas

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS:

Renderos, Hugo.  Central American diasporas heading north again.  Paper presented at the 2015 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA), Building a Stronger and More Equitable Society, for panel entitled ‘Studies in Comparative Administration’.  Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2015 6-10 March.

Renderos, Hugo.  Central American diasporas: History repeating itself once again?  Presented and Chaired Panel entitled: “Fronteras, Diasporas, y Legalidades” at the 2015 Latin American Studies Association Conference (LASA), “Precariedades, Exclusiones, y Emergencias”, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2015 27-30 May.

Renderos, Hugo.  Peace Accords Implementation in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala.  Paper presented at the 2016 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA), Building New Traditions in Public Administration, Pre-Conference Forum, “Public Management Solutions for Today’s Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Crises & Conflict Resolution Challenges Worldwide” for panel entitled ‘Conflict Resolution & Implementing Peace Accords in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America’.  Seattle, Washington, USA, 2016 18-22 March.

Renderos, Hugo.  Connecting People and Reform in Nicaragua.  Paper presented at the 2016 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA), Building New Traditions in Public Administration, for panel entitled ‘Connecting People and Reforms’.  Seattle, Washington, USA, March 18-22.

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY–Keiser University Latin American Campus

Academic Affairs Committee Chair (2014 Fall—2015 Fall)
Developed a Faculty Development Policy
Developed a university wide for credit internship policy
Advisory Committee Member (2014 Fall—2015 Fall)

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE–Keiser University Latin American Campus
Adviser—Political Science Club (2014 Fall—2016 Spring)
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA) International Chpt. Secretary (Jan. 2015—Jul. 2015).
American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) International Chapter Vice-Pres. (Jul. 2015-Jul. 2016).
International Studies Association (ISA)-(Diplomatic Studies Section)-At-Large Advisory Committee Member (Jan. 2015—Jan. 2016).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Associations:
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
Latin American Studies Association
International Studies Association

Manuscript Reviewer:
American Political Science Review
American Journal of Evaluation
Foreign Policy Analysis
International Interactions
International Political Sociology
International Studies Perspectives
International Studies Quarterly
International Studies Review
Public Administration Review
Political Science and Politics

REFERENCES:
Available upon request.

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