Dr. Ricardo Bello-Gomez is an Assistant Professor of public administration in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. He holds a PhD in Public Affairs and an MPA from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dr. Bello-Gomez studies public management, intergovernmental relations, and comparative public administration. His overall research agenda explores the institutional, organizational and managerial factors affecting government performance, often focusing on the provision of social services. His research has been published in Public Administration Review, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, the American Journal of Evaluation, and the Annual Review of Public Health, among others.