- Instructional Assistant Professor
- 218.15 HECM
- Website: https://mcallen.tamu.edu/
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, August 2006.
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Agriculture, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, May 2008.
- Ph.D. Public Policy, Walden University, Minneapolis MN, February 2019.
Areas of Expertise
- Implementation Analysis
- Policy Adherence
- Self-determination Theory
Lucas Garcia, Ph.D. is an instructional assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University located in McAllen, TX. Dr. Garcia is currently teaching Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Critical Thinking & Decision Making in Agricultural Economics. Garcia is a member of the department’s undergraduate advisory committee and is currently working to expand curriculum and upper-level courses to be taught in McAllen, TX. Dr. Garcia is passionate about student success and his responsibilities include: student advising, public outreach, and various education program involvement.
Garcia’s research interests focus on policy adherence and implementation analysis that apply self-determination theory concepts. Public policy is the center of this research and Garcia is actively seeking new research topics and projects with his colleagues.