Currently teaches courses in the areas of research methods, quantitative analysis, program evaluation, comparative policy development, information management, organization theory, and public policy.
Dr. Umeh's research interests are comparative and development management, democratic governance, information technology management and organization management issues.
These interests have led to such recent publications as:
"The Role of Local Governments in Democratization: The Case of Nigeria"
A chapter in " Establishing Democratic Rule: The Reemergence of Post-Authoritarian Systems"
"A Comparative Approach to the Assessment of Decentralization Programs on Public Policy Implementation in Developing Countries"
A chapter in "Policy Analysis Concepts and Methods: An Institutional and Implementation Focus"
Professor Umeh has published articles in various professional journals including, Information Resources Management Journal, Indian Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, National Social Science Journal, Journal of International Information Management, and Africa Today. He has presented research papers at many professional conferences.
Jay Umeh has served as an evaluation consultant for the Alameda County Male Action Network (AC-MAN), a project of the California State Department of Health Services, Office of Family Planning (OFP); the East Oakland Youth Development Center's Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP), one of several projects funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; and currently Faculty Coordinator for the Community Connections: Hosting Professionals from Russia and Other NIS Republics in Entrepreneurship and Local Government (this is a project funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and Co-Director, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), a collaboration of CSUEB and the South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.