August 4, 2000
San Francisco - Michael E. Cortés, a University of Colorado research professor and public policy expert, has been named director of the University of San Francisco's Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management (INOM) effective Aug. 1, announced Larry Brewster, dean of USF's College of Professional Studies.
Cortés has more than 20 years of experience in research and the study of public policy, organization theory and nonprofit organizations. He is also an expert on the Latino nonprofit sector in the United States.
Before joining USF, Cortés was assistant research professor at the University of Colorado at Denver's Graduate School of Public Affairs, where he held various academic and administrative positions from 1992 through 2000. He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on public policy, non-profits and philanthropy in the Latino community.
Cortés received his doctorate and master's degrees in public policy and B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley. He also holds a master's of social work from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.