B.S., History, University of Memphis
M.A. and Ph.D., Government, University of Virginia
Public management, urban politics, and the application, uses and impacts of information technology (including e-government) in public organizations, cyber security policy and governance
Metropolitan Governance in America, 2015, Ashgate Publishing Group.
“Local e-government in the United States: Transformation or incremental change? with Christopher G. Reddick. Public Administration Review, (2013, vol 73, issue 1).
“E-Participation in local governments: An examination of political-managerial support and impacts” with Christopher G. Reddick. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, (2013, vol 7 no 4).
“Social media adoption at the American grassroots: Web 2.0 or 1.5” with Christopher G. Reddick. Government Information Quarterly, (2013, vol 30 no 4).
“E-democracy at the American grassroots: Not now…not likely?” with Christopher G. Reddick. Information Polity, (2013, vol 18 no 3).
Experience and Honors
- Urban Affairs Association Service Honor Roll
- Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Electronic Government Research
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
- Visiting Professor, De Montfort University, Leicester, England
- Director, Institute for Governmental Service, University of Maryland System
- Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration, Center for Applied Urban Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
- Director, Local Government Technology Innovation Project, Municipal Technical Advisory Service, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
- Director, Water Quality Management Planning Project, West Michigan Regional Planning Commission, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Director, Community Development and Governmental Affairs, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Assistant Professor of Political Science, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan