Board Officers  (2018-19)

Laval University, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Organizational Information Systems

Sehl Mellouli has been a professor in the department of Information Systems at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada since June 2005. He has a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Laval University in 2005. He has an MBA in Management Information Systems from Laval University. He is also an engineer in computer science from the “École Nationale des Sciences Informatiques”, Tunis, Tunisia. His main research interests are e-government, smart cities, multi-agent systems, semantic web, and IS design and implementation. He is a regular member at the Research and Transfer Center on Enterprise Architecture at Laval University, and an associate member at the Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation. He has several funded projects from grant agencies in Canada. Currently, he is a PI of an international project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada on smart cities with partners from USA (Theresa Pardo, Jochen Scholl), Mexico (Ramon-Gil Garcia), and China (Elsa Estevez, Adegboyega Ojo). He has several publications in well-known journals and conferences.

University of Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, Department of Public Administration and Policy

Luis Felipe Luna-Reyes is an Associate Professor in the University at Albany’s Department of Public Administration, as well as the Ph.D. Program Director in Information Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University at Albany, and he is also a member of the Mexican National Research System. His research focuses on electronic government and on modeling collaboration processes in the development of information technologies across functional and organizational boundaries. His research interests are related to areas such as inter-organizational collaboration, information sharing, success of government-wide Web sites, and information policy to promote economic exchange in the NAFTA region. He is the author or co-author of articles published in Government Information Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Gestión y Política Pública, and System Dynamics Review, among others.

Past President
City University of New York, College of Staten Island

Soon Ae Chun is a professor and director of Information Systems and Informatics program at College of Staten Island (CSI) and a doctoral faculty member of Computer Science at the Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York. She is the director of the Information Security Research and Education Lab (iSecure Lab) sponsored by NSF. She is the recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholarship and the CSI President’s Dolphin Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement. She served as the President for the Digital Government Society . She was a visiting scholar at Seoul National University and Columbia University Network Security Lab. She is a research fellow at CIMIC Rutgers University.

Dr. Chun’s research interests include Security and Privacy, Semantic Web, Data and Process Integration, Social Data Analytics and Workflow. Dr. Chun’s current research projects include the policy issues in the smart cities, the development of a cyber security ontology and a Linked Data of multi-modal cybersecurity educational data, and research on social data integration and analytics in the Healthcare domain. Her research has been sponsored by NSF, NOAA and New Jersey State Agency and CUNY PSC.

Her research has been published in Journal of Computer Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, International Journal of Information and Computer Security, Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases, Government Information Quarterly and many other journals and conferences.
She serves as an editorial board member for many journals, and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals, conferences, and proposals. Dr. Chun has served as an organization member for many international conferences, including the general chair and program chair at Int. Conference of the Digital Government Research (dg.o), the IFIP conference of Database and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec) and a track chair of the Semantic Web Applications at ACM Symposium of Applied Computing (ACM-SAC).
She is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Digital Government Society, AIS, and the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society.

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Adegboyega Ojo (PhD)  is Senior Research Fellow and E-Government Unit Leader at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). His expertise covers Open data strategies and infrastructures, Open data intensive public services, E-Government Services and e-Participation infrastructure and Governance of Smart Cities. He is currently Principal Investigator on three EU Horizon 2020 projects in the area of Open data platforms and co-creation of data-driven public services. He regularly advises the e-Government Branch of United Nations Economic and Social Affairs/Division for Public Administration and Development Management on policies for the data-driven integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG2030). He led the development of National IT Strategies for countries in Asia and Africa while at the United Nations University. He has served in several international conferences as Program and Track Chairs. Adegboyega has over the years supported the participation of e-government scholars and practitioners from Africa in major international e-government conferences. His vision for the DGS is to establish a robust regional chapter of the Society in Africa.

Virginia Tech

A Fulbright scholar and Cunningham Fellow, Andrea Kavanaugh is Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of the interdisciplinary research Center for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her research lies in the areas of social computing and communication behavior and effects. She leads research on the use and social impact of information and communication technology funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, including the Digital Government Program, and currently the Human-Centered Computing Program and the Social-Computational Systems Program. She is the author or editor of three books; her research is also published in American Behavioral Scientist, Interacting with Computers, Journal forComputer Mediated Communication, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and The Information Society, among others. She has been presenting research at Digital Government Society (DGS) conferences since 2004.

Prior to joining the HCI Center in 2002, Dr. Kavanaugh served as Director of Research for the community computer network known as the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) from its inception in 1993. She holds an MA from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning (with a focus on telecommunications) from Virginia Tech. For more detail please see; she can be reached at kavan AT vt DOT edu.

Prior to joining the Board of the Digital Government Society (DGS) she served on the Board of the International Telecommunications Society (2002-08). She has served as Chair of the Web Communication Committee for DGS (2006-2007) and as Secretary of the Board of DGS (2007-11).

Staff Members

Arbi Chouikh, Web-master (2019)

Andrea N. Downey (2015)

Philip Aydinian (2014)

Joel Richard, Web master (2012 – 2015)

Past Presidents

2016 – 2017 Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York

2014 – 2015 Theresa Pardo, University at Albany

2012 – 2013 John Carlos Bertot, University of Maryland, College Park

2010 – 2011     Hans Jochen Scholl, University of Washington

2008 – 2009      Eduard Hovy, University of Southern California/ISI

2006 – 2007      Sharon Dawes, University of Albany