Francine Romero, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Public Policy
Urban and Regional Planning
Dr. Francine Romero is the Associate Dean for the College of Public Policy, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, at UTSA. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University in San Bernardino, and a Master of Arts and Doctorate, both in Political Science, from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Romero has been with UTSA since 1998. In addition to serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Public Policy, Dr. Romero teaches in the MPA and MSURP programs. Her community service includes serving as Chair of the City of San Antonio’s Conservation Advisory Board, and Vice Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board, as well as several other citizen advisory groups. Professionally, Dr. Romero focuses her research on the institutional determinants of public policy, focusing on civil rights, land use, and Progressive era policy outcomes.
She is the author of two books: Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt through Coolidge, 1901-1929: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents, Greenwood Press, 2002, and Civil Rights Policymaking in the United States: An Institutional Perspective, Praeger, 2002.