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Karen Mossberger

Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography

Karen Mossberger is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.  Her research interests include local governance, urban policy, digital inequality, evaluation of broadband programs and digital government.  Her most recent books are Digital Cities:  The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity (Oxford University Press 2012, with C. Tolbert and W. Franko), as well as the Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics (2012, with S. Clarke and P. John).  Previous books include Digital Citizenship:  The Internet, Society and Participation (Mossberger, Tolbert and McNeal 2008, MIT Press) Virtual Inequality:  Beyond the Digital Divide(Mossberger, Tolbert and Stansbury 2003, Georgetown University Press), and The Politics of Ideas and the Spread of Enterprise Zones (2000, Georgetown University Press). Co-authored research on “Race, Place, and Information Technology” won the best paper award for the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association in 2005, and "The Effects of E-Government on Trust and Confidence in Government" was honored as one of the 75 most influential articles in the first 75 years of Public Administration Review

Mossberger's research includes an NSF-sponsored repository for broadband data (in collaboration with the University of Iowa) and the evaluation of the Smart Communities Program, a digital inclusion initiative in nine Chicago neighborhoods.  She is working on an edited volume on the evaluation of the policy impacts of broadband. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Chicago Community Trust, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, among others. She has served as president of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics section and Information and Technology Politics section, and was elected a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration in 2016.

Research Interests

Information technology and policy (digital inequality, digital government, evaluating policy impacts of Internet use and broadband); urban policy and local governance; policy diffusion and innovation

Publications
  • Mossberger, Karen, Yonghong Wu and Jared Crawford. "Connecting Citizens and Local Governments? Social Media and Interactivity in Major U.S. Cities.". Government Information Quarterly (2013).
Research Activity
  • Mossberger,Karen*. BCC: Broadband Use Mapping Data and Evaluation. U.I(9/15/2013 - 8/31/2015).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
PAF 493Honors Thesis
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
PAF 493Honors Thesis
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
PAF 493Honors Thesis
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 503Public Affairs
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492Honors Directed Study
PAF 493Honors Thesis
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
URB 493Honors Thesis
PAF 499Individualized Instruction
PAF 590Reading and Conference
PAF 591Seminar
PAF 595Continuing Registration
PAF 790Reading and Conference
PAF 792Research
PAF 795Continuing Registration
PAF 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (elected 2016)

75 most influential articles in Public Administration Review since 1940 (selected 2014 for 75th anniversary), "The Effects of E-Government on Trust and Confidence in Government”

Best Paper Award, Public Policy Section, American Political Science Association, "Race, Place and Information Technology" (2005)

Google Scholar Classic, "The Effects of E-Government on Trust and Confidence in Government," (10 most-cited Public Affairs articles of 2006 over 10 years) (2016)

Honorary Professor, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, UK

 

Editorships

Series editor, American Governance and Public Policy, Georgetown University Press (2004-2014)

Service
  • Chair, RC10 Electronic Democracy, International Political Science Association (2016-Present)
  • Board, Digital Government Society (2016-Present)
  • Executive Committee, Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association (2016-Present)
  • Board, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University (2015-Present)
  • Palgrave MacMillan, Editoral Advisory Board for Public Management and Leadership Series (2014 - Present)
  • Local Government Studies, Editorial Board (2013 - Present)
  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Senior Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • American Political Science Association, Chair of John Gaus Award Committee (2014 - 2015)
  • American Political Science Association, Information Technology and Politics Section, President (2014 - 2015)
  • dg.o 2015 International Conference on Digital Government Research, Co-Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • Public Management Research Conference, Chair of George Frederickson Award Committee (2013 - 2015)
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, Program Committee for 2014 conference (2013 - 2014)
  • American Political Science Association, Urban Politics Section, President (2009-10)
Work History
Director, School of Public Affairs (2013-2017)