Sharon S. Dawes
MENA ICT Forum 2013
5 years and 5 months
Senior Fellow, Center for Technology in Government (CTG) Professor Emerita of Public
Administration and Policy and Informatics
Albany State University of NY
Senior Fellow, Center for Technology in Government (CTG)Professor Emerita of Public Administration and Policy and Informatics, Albany State University of NY Sharon Dawes is Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) and Professor Emerita of Public Administration and Policy and Informatics at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
As the founding Director of CTG, from 1993-2007, she led the Center to international prominence in the field of digital government research.
Her research interests are cross-boundary information sharing and collaboration, international digital government research, and government information strategy and management. Her research has been supported by the US National Science Foundation, US Department of Justice, Library of Congress, and State of New York and is published in the Journal of Public Policy and Management, Government Information Quarterly, Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, and Public Performance and Management Review
. Her current focus is international digital government partnerships including an international digital government community building program funded by the National Science Foundation and partnerships building efforts in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Her previous international work included US representation in an EC-funded project, eGovRTD2020, which developed a future research agenda for egovernment, and a US-Quebec research partnership to study new models of collaboration for delivering government services in North America and Europe. From 1987 to 1993, Dr. Dawes was Executive Director of the NYS Forum for Information Resource Management, a network of state government organizations and public officials interested in information management, policy, and technology.
She also has a dozen years experience in the Executive Branch of New York State government. From 1977 to 1984, she was an Associate Commissioner with the NYS Department of Social Services, a position with responsibilities for the state's multi-billion dollar intergovernmental public assistance programs. A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Dr. Dawes was elected the first President of the Digital Government Society of North America in 2006.
She has served on advisory committees for the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST).
She is also a visiting scholar at the eGovernment Leadership Center of the National University of Singapore. In 2005, she was honored with the Government Technology Conference Rudoph Giuliani Leadership Award and was named a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine in 1997.
Under her leadership, CTG was the recipient of several prestigious national awards including an Innovations in American Government Award, sponsored by the Ford Foundation. An experienced teacher and author, she has lectured on information policy and management in the public sector before numerous professional, academic, and government audiences in US and international venues. Dr. Dawes holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy University at Albany/State University of New York.
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