DGS Fellows Named for the First Time at dg.o in June 2021
In case you missed it, 2 inaugural recipients of the DGS Fellows Award were named during the Awards Ceremony at the 2021 dg.o conference sponsored by the University of Nebraska. The two awardees are Prof. Ramon Gil-Garcia of the University at Albany and Prof. Hans Jochen Scholl of the University of Washington.
Ramon Gil-Garcia was recognized by nominators as one of “the most prolific researchers” in the field of digital government for having published 80 articles in peer‐reviewed journals and 50 book chapters. He is also the author or co‐author of 4 books and the editor of 6 peer‐reviewed books, 3 conference proceedings, and 12 special issues in academic peer‐reviewed journals. His work has received over 14,000 Google Scholar citations. Prof. Gil-Garcia has also been recognized for research excellence by the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the University at Albany, and the Chancellor of the State University of New York.
Hans Jochen Scholl was nominated as well for prolific publication addressing research trends, methods, and key questions in the field of digital government. However, he is also known to many for his creation of the Digital Government Reference Library and its curation for more than 15 years. The current version includes more than 15,000 references to peer reviewed work in digital government. The Reference Library, which is used regularly by scholars in bibliometric and demographic analyses, has been a vital tool for disseminating digital government research around the world.
Stay tuned for the next call for nominations for the DGS Fellows Award and be sure to nominate a scholar that you believe should be honored at dg.o 2022. For more information about this award, contact the chair of the DGS Awards Committee, Teresa M. Harrison at tharrison at albany.edu.