IPEAR Leadership


Ricardo Maestas, Ph.D

Interim Director


Dr. Ricardo Maestas is Special Assistant for Strategic Project Development for the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Interim Director of the Institute for Policy, Evaluation and Applied Research. He has 40 years of higher education experience as a president, administrator, professor, and grant program writer and manager. Dr. Maestas earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with an emphasis in research design and statistical analyses, a Masters in Teaching Spanish and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Spanish (double major) both from the University of New Mexico.