Research Projects
  1. National Center for Digital Government
  2. Women in the Information Age
  3. Science Technology and Society
Principal Investigator, Developing a Beta Site for a National Digital Library for Ethics in Science and Engineering. NSF grant no. 093685.7 (2009-2010)
Principal Investigator, International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering, NSF grant no. 0734887 (2007-2010)
Co-principal Investigator, Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education, Broadening Participation in Computing grant, NSF grant no. 0634412 (2007-2009) and 0837739 (2009-2011).
Sr. researcher, Societal Implications of Nanotechnology, part of the NSEC: Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing award, NSF grant no. 0531171. (2007-2011 )

Principal Investigator, Emergent Technologies and Public Policy Workshop on Nanotechnology, Research Leadership in Action program, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, UMass Amherst. (2006)

Principal Investigator, A National Center for Digital Government: Integrating Information and Institutions, National Science Foundation (David Lazer, co-PI). Grant funds building of global research capacity in an emerging field of national importance; supports research program on interorganizational collaboration in governance arrangements, doctoral fellowships, field building activities and other research. (2002-2008).
Co-principal Investigator, Connecting to Congress project, National Science Foundation. Grant funds research on congressional use of information and communication technologies. (2004-2006).
Principal Investigator, Developing a Basic Social Science Research Program for Digital Government, National Science Foundation. Grant supported a national workshop to build a research agenda for social, political and organizational research on information technology and governance; guided development of a new research area at NSF; and an edited volume based on the workshop papers. (2001-2004).
Co-principal Investigator, Women in Information Technology Workplaces: A Study of Women Computer Science Degree Recipients in the Software Industry, National Science Foundation (Paula Rayman, PI). Grant funds empirical research on women computer scientists in the software industry. (2000-2001).
Gift from PricewaterhouseCoopers to support the Women in the Information Age Project. Research on participation rates, institutional practices, and gender in information technology-related fields. (1999).
Dean's Research Fund and Visions of Governance in the Twenty-First Century Project, Kennedy School of Government, grants to support research on technology and governance. (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001).
Ford Foundation and Kennedy School, Program on Innovations in American Government, research grants. (1992, 1994).
Co-investigator, "Customer Service Excellence: Enhancing Technology-Assisted Service," supported by 11 federal agencies. (1991-1992).
Co-investigator, "Designing Computer-Mediated Jobs and Organizations Implications for Defense Production and Logistics," supported by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Production and Logistics (Systems). (1990-91).
Organizational Behavior Program, Yale University, pre-doctoral research grants. (1985-86, 1987-88).
Honors & Awards
World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, Davos, Switzerland, 2008-11. (Chair, 2010-2011)
American Bar Association, blue ribbon committee on the Status and Future of Electronic Rulemaking, Washington, DC, 2008-09.
Interviewed by the Center for Knowledge Transfer and Information Technologies as part of the SEKT Project (November 2006). A video of the interview is available online here.
One of five experts selected to comment on "The Outlook for Digital Government" in Public CIO Magazine. June 2006.
Political Advisory Board member,, 2004-present.
Selected as one of five "visionaries" by Government Technology, special issue, Visions: Defining the Visionary's Role in a World of Flux, Vol. 16, No. 12, August 2003. Interview, "Examining the Flow," pp. 28-33.
Choice 2002 Outstanding Academic Title award for Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change.
Member, Committee on Information Technology, International Cooperation, and Global Security, Social Science Research Council. 2000-2002.
Executive Committee Member, Internet Voting: Issues and Research Agenda, study requested by the White House, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 2000-2001.
Advisory Board Member, MassConnect, Department of Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Interagency web portal to leverage economic development. 2001-2002.
Advisory Board, Michigan Civics Institute. 2000-2001.
Research Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard. 2000-2001.
Research Advisory Board Member, Internet Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. 1999-2002.
Research Fellowship, Radcliffe College, Harvard. 1999.
Mellon Fellowship in the Social Sciences, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, selected to advance inter-disciplinary dissertation research. 1986-87.
Yale Fellow, Yale University. 1984-88.
Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA. 1982-84.
Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA. 1982-84.
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