UTEP MPA Professor Joins Journal’s Editorial Board
Last Updated on October 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Originally published October 16, 2018
By UC Staff
The Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation (JSCAN) recently appointed UTEP’s Eric J. Boyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, to a three-year term on its editorial board. His term begins in October 2018.
The journal, the official publication of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), serves as an outlet for research and theory about the practices that challenge the status quo in strategic contracting and negotiations, and the commercial implementation of business strategy or policy.
“This appointment is recognition of Dr. Boyer’s growing reputation on research and thinking around public-private partnerships,” the company shared in a written statement.
IACCM, which has headquarters in Houston, Texas and London, England, has more than 43,000 individual members and over 17,000 corporate members. The journal is a direct line for scholars to reach leaders and commercial and contract professionals on a global scale.
Boyer said that his editorial board duties would include assisting with the journal’s editorial process. That means he will encourage journal submissions, identify manuscript reviewers and assist with editorial decisions for manuscript reviews.
The professor said his work with the journal would improve his familiarity with current public administration research. Some of the bigger topics are the emerging issues in the study of government contracting and privatization, and the innovative methodologies needed to examine those types of issues.
“The appointment can benefit UTEP and my department by providing another avenue to communicate the importance of scholarship produced at UTEP to the wider scholarly community,” he said.
Boyer teaches graduate courses in public management, government contracting, nonprofit management, economic analysis and program evaluation. His research involves cross-sector collaboration and the ways that public, nonprofit and private sector organizations can work together more effectively. He joined The University of Texas at El Paso in 2014.
Boyer earned his doctoral degree in 2012 from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and his MPA in 2007 from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.