A fluent speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, Themudo’s research focuses on the impact of the nonprofit sector on development, especially on the fight against corruption and environmental protection. He has worked with a number of NGOs, such as Amnesty International and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, and was also a visiting professor at El Colegio Mexiquense in Mexico.
Teaching and Research Areas
Themudo’s research focuses on these key areas:
- Public and nonprofit management
- International development
Select Publications and Funded Research
- Non-Governmental Organizations and International Development (with D. Lewis and N. Kanji). Under contract with Routledge Press, Forthcoming 2019.
- Nonprofits in Crisis: Economic Development, Risk and the Philanthropic Kuznets Curve, Indiana University Press, 2013.
- “Government Size, Nonprofit Sector Strength and Corruption: A Cross-National Examination,” American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 44, No.3, pp. 309-323, 2014.
Awards and Honors
- Best Book Award, Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Division, 2016.
- Article of the Year Award, American Review of Public Administration, 2015.
- Donald Goldstein Teacher of the Year Award, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
Other Faculty or Academic Positions
- Faculty associate, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh
- Faculty associate, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh
- Faculty associate, Center for Global Studies, University of Pittsburgh
- Faculty associate, Center for African Studies, University of Pittsburgh