Karen Mossberger

School of Public Affairs
411 N. Central, Suite 450
Phoenix
Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3720

Biography

Karen Mossberger is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. She is also a Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. 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.  In 2018, she received the Donald C. Stone Scholar award from the American Society for Public Administration's Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM).

Mossberger's research includes a National Science Foundation-sponsored repository for broadband data (in collaboration with the University of Iowa) and the evaluation of the Smart Communities Programa 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, chair of the International Political Science Association's research committee on Electronic Democracy and was elected a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration in 2016.

Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science, Wayne State University 1996
  • M.A. Political Science, Wayne State University 1992 
  • B.A. Honors Political Science (summa cum laude), Wayne State University, MI 1991 

 

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).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 503 Public Affairs
PAF 601 Advanced Public Policy Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
URB 493 Honors Thesis
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 595 Continuing Registration
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 591 Seminar
PAF 595 Continuing Registration
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 591 Seminar
PAF 595 Continuing Registration
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 503 Public Affairs
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 591 Seminar
PAF 595 Continuing Registration
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 591 Seminar
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
PAF 311 Leadership and Change
PAF 410 Building Leadership Skills
PAF 492 Honors Directed Study
PAF 493 Honors Thesis
URB 493 Honors Thesis
PAF 499 Individualized Instruction
PAF 590 Reading and Conference
PAF 591 Seminar
PAF 595 Continuing Registration
PAF 790 Reading and Conference
PAF 792 Research
PAF 795 Continuing Registration
PAF 799 Dissertation

Honors/Awards

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (elected 2016)

Donald C. Stone Scholar Award, Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management, American Society for Public Administration, 2018.

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

Series co-editor, Studies in Digital Politics and Governance, Springer International Publishers (2018-present)

Service

  • Council, International Political Science Association (2018-2020).
  • Chair, RC10 Electronic Democracy, International Political Science Association (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)