Core Faculty, Dean
Professor Juan Miguel (Mike) Luz is part of the Institute's core faculty. He specializes in Analyzing Development Environment and Strategic Management and Development.
From 1997 to 2005, Prof. Luz was on the business and development management faculty handling courses on development management, negotiations, and management communication in AIM’s degree and non-degree programs. He was also Managing Director of the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. – AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility from 1999-2002.
Prof. Luz has held various positions in public office and the private sector. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Undersecretary, Department of Education, in charge of Finance and Administration. After DepED, he accepted an appointment and served a term as president of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (2006 – 2008), an international NGO with programs in Southeast Asia and East Africa.
Prof. Luz’s research interests are in social policy, development management and political development. He has authored books on the strategic management of non-governmental organizations, corporate-community relations, and education management.
Prof. Luz currently sits on a number of non-profit organization boards including the Knowledge Channel, the Foundation for Philippine Environment, the Philippine Center for Population and Development, Assisi Development Foundation, Bato Balani Foundation, and Philippine Business for Education. He is also a member of the Human Development Network-Philippines and the Galing Pook Foundation. Prof. Luz chairs the Executive Committee of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (East Asia and the Pacific) which is funded by the World Bank Institute.
He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1992) and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Major in Classics/ Philosophy, Minor in Political Science (Magna cum laude), from Saint Mary’s College of California (1980). In 1992, he was a teaching assistant for the Public Enterprise Workshop (PEW) for Senior Government Officials, an executive program on financial & performance evaluation, project appraisal, and privatization which was run by the Harvard Institute for International Development. In graduate school, Prof. Luz was a research fellow on the project Human Survival Crisis—the Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention with the Harvard Center for Population and Development.