L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Jose Alcaine

Adjunct faculty

Email: jgalcaine@vcu.edu


  • Higher education policy
  • University administration and leadership
  • Research enterprise and administration


Ph.D. in public policy and administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.B.A. in business administration, Tulane University
B.S. in business administration, Louisiana State University

Research interests

Dr. Jose Alcaineā€™s research interests include higher education policy, university administration, university leadership, college access and funding, and how universities interact with their surrounding communities as agents of economic, social and regional development. These interests stem from the belief that universities continue to be indispensable positive change agents in their communities and in society at large.


Tulane University Staff Excellence Award, 2004
VCU Pride Ambassador Award Nominee, 2009
President, VCU Staff Senate, 2010-2011
President, Society of Research Administrators-Virginia Chapter, 2010-2011
Past president, Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) VCU Chapter, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
Graduate of the VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute's Leadership Development Program, 2014
Received VCU's School of Education Outstanding Professional Faculty Award, 2017