Professor Garcia-Zamor is the author of seven books, has edited or co-edited six others and contributed chapters to numerous other books. He has also published extensively on issues of development administration, organizational behavior, comparative public administration, and ethics and government in professional research journals in the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands, India, South Korea, Poland, and China. His two latest books, Strategies for Urban Development in Leipzig, Germany: Harmonizing planning and Equity, and Ethical Dilemmas of Migration: Moral Challenges for Policymakers were published in 2014 and in 2018 by Springer Publishers. He is presently completing the manuscript for his 14th book that will be published by Palgrave/ MacMillan in 2020. Its title is Ethics and Policy Conundrum created by Migrants’ Cultural Differences.
Professor Garcia-Zamor has held a variety of senior positions in major international organizations and in the private sector. He has served as Controller of the Inter-American Development Bank, Senior Specialist in Public Administration at the Organization of American States, President of the International Development Group, Inc., a 25-member Washington-based international consulting firm. He has also worked in Latin America and in Africa as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations and the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to joining FIU’s faculty in 1990, Dr. Garcia-Zamor taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C., at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the Brazilian School of Public Administration in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, he was designated an Honorary Professor (Honorarprofessor) in the Institute of Politics at Leipzig University in Germany where he taught every summer from 1999 to 2013. Also in 2007, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to be affiliated with the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University for 5 months.
He has also lectured at the Venezuelan National School of Public Administration, Caracas, Venezuela; the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs; the Catholic University of Argentina, Mendoza, Argentina; University of Pittsburgh; the American University; the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State; the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho; the National School of Public Administration, Montreal, Canada; three universities in India (in New Delhi, Jaipur, and Madras); The Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Netherlands; Potsdam University in Berlin, Germany; Leipzig University also in Germany; Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea; the Bialystok School of Public Administration in Poland; and the Yunnan College of Administration, in Kunming, The People’s Republic of China.
He was a member of the senior editorial board of Comparative Technology Transfer and Society published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, a member of the Editorial Board of The Chinese Public Administration Review and a member of several other editorial boards of refereed journals including the internet-based refereed journal Global Virtue Ethics Review. For three years (2010-2012) he was the Book Review Editor of Public Organization Review and a member of the Editorial Board of Public Administration Review (PAR). He is also a Life Member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and a member of several other professional and academic societies both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Garcia-Zamor is also an active participant in community affairs in South Florida. He was a member of the Board of Directors of several local organizations including the Alliance for Ethical Government, an organization of government and business people to monitor ethical compliance in Miami-Dade County government and businesses that preceded the creation of the Miami Dade County Commission on Ethics. He subsequently served as a member of the Ethics Commission of the Miami-Dade School Board. During the two years he served in the Commission, a Code of Ethics was drafted and later approved by the Miami-Dade School Board.