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Sharon Dawes
Sharon Dawes
Senior Fellow
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  • Government information strategy and management
  • International digital government research and practice
  • Collaboration across organizational boundaries
 
 

November 18, 2014, Re-thinking the Connection Between e-Government and Innovation  ▼  

CTG Senior Fellow Sharon Dawes will give the keynote address on “Re-thinking the Connection Between e-Government and Innovation” at the conference on Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia (EGOSE2014). Held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on November 18 and organized by the eGovernment Research Center of ITMO University, EGOSE2014 addresses issues of Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy and provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts in the Eurasian area.
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November 4-6, 2014, Challenges of International Research Partnerships  ▼  

Sharon Dawes will take part in the "Challenges of International Research Partnerships" panel at NASPAA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This panel brings together senior administrators from Korea, Mexico, and the United States to share their experiences—both successful and unsuccessful—around research partnerships. It will be a roundtable discussion in which we will provide opening remarks and then open discussion up to topics of interest to the audience.
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November 4-6, 2014, Pedagogy of Information Technology in government  ▼  

Sharon Dawes will be speaking at the "Pedagogy of Information Technology in Government" panel at NASPAA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The panelists will reflect on what constitutes pedagogical excellence for dealing with the emerging challenges of IT and PA. It will cover four themes: (a) the NASPAA standards on the inclusion of information technology in the curriculum; (b) the state of the art of IT curriculum in public administration schools; (c) characteristics of places with higher degree of IT and E-government achievement; and (d) technology training needs of public administrators for dealing with IT projects.
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October 27-30, 2014, CTG to Participate at ICEGOV2014  ▼  

CTG will be participating at the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2014). The main purpose of ICEGOV2014 is to explore research and policy implications and discuss way forward for technology-enabled and data-intensive public governance in the post-2015 world. Theresa Pardo is a member of the Advisory Committee, and Sharon Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and Meghan Cook are members of the Program Committee.
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September 1-3, 2014, Dawes and Gil-Garcia to Participate at IFIP EGov 2014  ▼  

Sharon Dawes and Ramon Gil-Garcia will be participating at the IFIP eGovernment Conference 2014, which is organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 on information systems in the public sector. Dawes and Gil-Garcia are senior faculty of the PhD Colloquium, which aims to bring PhD students who are scattered across countries and disciplines more together. Both Dawes and Gil-Garcia are also on the Program Committee of this conference, which brings together scholars from all over the globe to present the state of the art and most recent innovations in e-government, e-governance and related fields of study. The conference provides a highly interactive and professional forum for exchanging research concepts, progress and results. Ramon will present two papers on which he is co-author, Towards an Evaluation Model for Open Government: A Preliminary Proposal, and The Problem of Technological and Social Determinism: Integrative Approaches and some Non-Deterministic Concepts for Digital Government.
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Brief Bio
As senior fellow, Sharon develops international research and innovation partnerships with academic institutions and government agencies in Asia, Europe, and other countries.

From 1993 to 2007, Sharon served as CTG's founding director, building and nurturing research programs, applied projects, and public-private-academic partnerships. Under her leadership, CTG received several prestigious national awards including the Innovations in American Government Award.

Sharon is also professor emerita of Public Administration and Policy and Informatics and led the development of the UAlbany's Government Information Strategy and Management curriculum in public administration. Before coming to CTG, she was executive director of the New York State Forum for Information Resource Management, and an executive fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. She spent her early career as a government program manager, including seven years as an associate commissioner responsible for New York's then $12 billion welfare programs.
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A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Sharon was elected the first president of the Digital Government Society of North America in 2006. She serves on advisory committees for the US National Science Foundation, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the United Nations University. She has been honored with leadership awards from public, private, and academic organizations.


Selected Publications
Dawes, Sharon S., Cresswell, Anthony M. and Pardo, Theresa A. (2009). From need to know to need to share: tangled problems, information boundaries, and the building of public sector knowledge networks, Public Administration Review, 69(3): 392-402.

Dawes Sharon S. (2009). Governance in the digital age: a research and action framework for an uncertain future. Government Information Quarterly, 26(2): 257-264.

Dawes, Sharon S. (2008). The evolution and continuing challenges of e-governance. Public Administration Review, 68(6): 82-102.

Eglene, Ophelia, Dawes, Sharon S. and Schneider, Carrie A. (2007). Leadership and authority patterns in public sector knowledge networks, American Review of Public Administration, 37(1): 91-113.

Eglene, Ophelia and Dawes, Sharon S. (2006). Challenges and strategies for conducting international public management research, Administration and Society, 38: 596-622.

Zhang, Jing, Dawes, Sharon S. (2006). Expectations and perceptions of benefits, barriers, and success in public sector knowledge networks, Public Performance and Management Review, 29(4):433-466.
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Full List of CTG Publications for this author

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, Adam N. Pasch, and Timothy S. Dye
, Socioeconomic Benefits of Adding NASA Satellite Data to AirNow, Center for Technology in Government, 2013

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, and Ashley Davis-Alteri
, Air Quality Data Use, Issues, and Value in Colorado, Center for Technology in Government, 2013

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, and Ashley Davis-Alteri
, Air Quality Data Use, Issues, and Value in Georgia, Center for Technology in Government, 2013

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, and Ashley Davis-Alteri
, Air Quality Data Use, Issues, and Value in Missouri, Center for Technology in Government, 2013

Anthony M. Cresswell, Theresa A. Pardo, Donna S. Canestraro, Sharon S. Dawes, Dubravka Juraga, and Alan Kowlowitz (Editor)
, Government Information Sharing: A Planning Toolkit, Center for Technology in Government, 2013

Mohammed A. Gharawi and Sharon S. Dawes
, Exploring the Influence of Contextual Distances on Transnational Public Sector Knowledge Networks: A Comparative Study of AIRNow-I Shanghai and the Hajj-MDSS Initiatives , Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2013, 2013

Natalie Helbig, Manabu Nakashima, and Sharon S. Dawes
, Understanding the Value and Limits of Government Information in Policy Informatics: A Preliminary Exploration , Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2012), 2012

Theresa A. Pardo, Sharon S. Dawes, Anthony M. Cresswell, and Alan Kowlowitz (editor)
, Opening Gateways: A Practical Guide for Designing Information Access Programs, Center for Technology in Government, 2012

Sharon S. Dawes, Mohammed Gharawi, and G. Brian Burke
, Transnational Public Sector Knowledge Networks: Knowledge and Information Sharing in a Multi-Dimensional Context, Government Information Quarterly, 2012

Natalie Helbig, Sharon S. Dawes, Jana Hrdinová, and Meghan Cook
, Cultivating the Next Generation of International Digital Government Researchers: A Community-Building Experiment , 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), 2011

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, and Lei Zheng
, AIRNow-I Shanghai: Crossing Cultures, Sharing Knowledge, Center for Technology in Government, 2011

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and Meghan Cook
, Promoting International Digital Government Research Collaboration: An Experiment in Community Building , Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2011), 2011

Sharon S. Dawes, Mohammed A. Gharawi, and Brian Burke
, Knowledge and Information Sharing in Transnational Knowledge Networks: A Contextual Perspective , Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2011, 2011

Mohammed Gharawi and Sharon Dawes
, Conceptualizing Knowledge and Information Sharing in Transnational Knowledge Networks , 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), 2010

Sharon S. Dawes
, Stewardship and Usefulness: Policy Principles for Information-based Transparency, Government Information Quarterly, 2010

Sharon S. Dawes and Natalie Helbig
, Information Strategies for Open Government: Challenges and Prospects for Deriving Public Value from Government Transparency, Electronic Government: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010

Natalie Helbig, Sharon S. Dawes, Fawzi H. Mulki, Jana L. Hrdinová, Meghan E. Cook, and Tuuli Edwards
, International Digital Government Research: A Reconnaissance Study (1994 - 2008) - UPDATED, Center for Technology in Government, 2009

Sharon S. Dawes, Anthony M. Cresswell, and Theresa A. Pardo
, From ‘‘Need to Know’’ to ‘‘Need to Share’’: Tangled Problems, Information Boundaries, and the Building of Public Sector Knowledge Networks, This is an electronic version of an Article published in Public Administration Review, Volume 69, Issue 3 (p 392-402) © 2009 the American Society for Public Administration, 2009

Sharon S. Dawes and Theresa A. Pardo
, Critical Issues and Practical Challenges of IT Tools for Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Sharon S. Dawes
, Measures and Conditions of Success in Public Sector Knowledge Networks, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Natalie Helbig, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Sharon S. Dawes
, Examining Digital Government Publication Trends, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Sharon S. Dawes
, New models of collaboration for delivering e-government services: A dynamic model drawn from multi-national research, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Ophelia Eglene, Sharon S. Dawes, and Carrie A. Schneider
, Authority and Leadership Patterns in Public Sector Knowledge Networks, The American Review of Public Administration, 2007

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, Russell Hassan, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, New York State Information Technology Workforce Skills Assessment Statewide Survey Results, Center for Technology in Government, 2006

Ophelia Eglene and Sharon S. Dawes
, Challenges And Strategies for Conducting International Public Management Research, Administration & Society, 2006

Sharon S. Dawes, G. Brian Burke, and Lucy Dadayan
, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Enterprise System (Case Study), Center for Technology in Government, 2006

Sharon S. Dawes, Meghan E. Cook, and Natalie Helbig
, Challenges of Treating Information as a Public Resource: The Case of Parcel Data, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD/ROM), January 4-7,2006, Computer Society Press, 2006

Anthony M. Cresswell, Theresa A. Pardo, Donna S. Canestraro, and Sharon S. Dawes
, Why Assess Information Sharing Capability?, Center for Technology in Government, 2005

Anthony M. Cresswell, Theresa A. Pardo, Donna S. Canestraro, Sharon S. Dawes, and Dubravka Juraga
, Sharing Justice Information: A Capability Assessment Toolkit, Center for Technology in Government, 2005

Theresa A. Pardo, Anthony M. Cresswell, Sharon S. Dawes, Brian Burke, Lucy Dadayan, Sudarshan Embar, and Hyuckbin Kwon
, Building State Government Digital Preservation Partnerships: A Capability Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Version 1.0, Center for Technology in Government, 2005

Meghan E. Cook, Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie C. Helbig, and Roger J. Lishnoff
, Use of Parcel Data in New York State: A Reconnaissance Study, Center for Technology in Government, 2005

Luna-Reyes, L. F., Mojtahedzadeh, M., Andersen, D. F., Richardson, G. P., Pardo, T. A., Burke, G. B., Wu, Y., Cresswell, A. M., Bodor, T., Canestraro, D. S., Dawes, S. S., Demircivi, F., Schneider, C., and Thompson, F.
, Emergence of the governance structure for information integration across governmental agencies: A system dynamics approach, Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 2004

Luna-Reyes, L. F., Mojtahedzadeh, M., Andersen, D. F., Richardson, G. P., Pardo, T. A., Burke, G. B., Wu, Y., Cresswell, A. M., Bodor, T., Canestraro, D. S., Dawes, S. S., Demircivi, F., Schneider, C., and Thompson, F.
, Scripts for interrupted group model building: Lessons from modeling the emergence of governance structures for information integration across governmental agencies, Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 2004

Sharon S. Dawes, Larry Knafo , Peter Levin , Karen Schimke , and Steve Kos
, Learning from Crisis: Lessons from the World Trade Center Response. A Research Symposium Panel Transcript Summary, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Sharon S. Dawes, Natalie Helbig, and J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
, Highlights: Exploring the Feasibility of A Digital Government Journal, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Sharon S. Dawes, Thomas Birkland, Giri Kumar Tayi, and Carrie A. Schneider
, Information, Technology, and Coordination: Lessons from the World Trade Center Response, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Meghan E. Cook, Sharon S. Dawes, Dubravka Juraga, Derek R. Werthmuller, Christina M. Pagano, and Benjamin F. Schwartz
, Bridging the Enterprise: Lessons from the New York State-Local Internet Gateway Prototype, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Sharon S. Dawes, Theresa A. Pardo, Stephanie Simon, Anthony M. Cresswell, Mark F. LaVigne, David F. Andersen, and Peter A. Bloniarz
, Making Smart IT Choices: Understanding Value and Risk in Government IT Investments, Center for Technology in Government, 2004

Pardo, T. A., Cresswell, A. M., Dawes, S. S., and Burke, G. B.
, Modeling the social and technical processes of interorganizational information integration, Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2004), 2004

Sharon S. Dawes, Theresa A. Pardo, and Anthony M. Cresswell
, Designing electronic government information access programs: a holistic approach , Government Information Quarterly, 2003

Theresa A. Pardo, Sharon S. Dawes, and Anthony M. Cresswell
, Opening Gateways: Online Workbench , Center for Technology in Government, 2003

Sharon S. Dawes and Lise Prefontaine
, Understanding New Models of Collaboration for Delivering Government Services, Communications of the ACM, 2003

Mark LaVigne, Stephanie Simon, Sharon Dawes, Theresa Pardo, and Donna Berlin
, Untangle the Web: Delivering Municipal Services Through the Internet, Center for Technology in Government, 2002

Theresa A. Pardo, Sharon S. Dawes, Anthony M. Cresswell, Fiona Thompson, and Giri Kumar Tayi
, Finding Our Future: A Research Agenda for the Research Enterprise, Center for Technology in Government, 2002

Sharon Dawes
, The Future of E-Government, Center for Technology in Government, 2002

Theresa A. Pardo, Sharon S. Dawes, and Anthony M. Cresswell
, Opening Gateways: A Practical Guide for Designing Electronic Records Access Programs , Center for Technology in Government, 2002

Peter Bloniarz, Donna Canestraro, Meghan Cook, Tony Cresswell, Sharon Dawes, Mark LaVigne, Theresa Pardo, Jochen Scholl, and Stephanie Simon
, Insider's Guide to Using Information in Government, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Theresa A. Pardo, Hans J. Scholl, Meghan E. Cook, David R. Connelly, and Sharon S. Dawes
, New York State Central Accounting System Stakeholder Needs Analysis, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Anthony Cresswell, Mark LaVigne, Stephanie Simon, Sharon Dawes, David Connelly, Shrilata Nath, and James Ruda
, And Justice for All: Designing Your Business Case for Integrating Justice Information, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Lise Prefontaine, Line Ricard, Helene Sicotte, Danielle Turcotte, and Sharon Dawes
, New Models of Collaboration for Public Service delivery, Center for Technology in Government, 2000

Sharon S. Dawes and Sharon Oskam
, The Internet, the State Library, and the Implementation of Statewide Information Policy, Journal of Global Information Management, 1999

Sharon S. Dawes, Peter A. Bloniarz, David R. Connelly, Kristine L. Kelly, and Theresa A. Pardo
, Four Realities of IT Innovation in Government, The Public Manager, 1999

Sharon S. Dawes, Peter A. Bloniarz, Kristine L. Kelly, and Patricia D. Fletcher
, Some Assembly Required: Building a Digital Government for the 21st Century, Center for Technology in Government, 1999

Ophelia Eglene and Sharon S. Dawes
, New Models of Collaboration: GIS Coordination in New York State, Center for Technology in Government, 1998

Sharon S. Dawes, Theresa A. Pardo, David R. Connelly, Darryl F. Green, and Claire R. McInerney
, Partners in State-Local Information Systems: Lessons from the Field, Center for Technology in Government, 1997

Sharon S. Dawes, Theresa A. Pardo, Darryl E. Green, Claire R. McInerney, David R. Connelly, and Ann DiCaterino
, Tying a Sensible Knot: A Practical Guide to State-Local Information Systems, Center for Technology in Government, 1997

Theresa A. Pardo, David R. Connelly, and Sharon S. Dawes
, Delivering on the Web: The NYS Internet Services Testbed, Center for Technology in Government, 1996

Sharon S. Dawes, Theresa A. Pardo, Peter A. Bloniarz, Ann DiCaterino, Donna Berlin, and David Connelly
, Developing & Delivering Government Services on the World Wide Web: Recommended Practices for New York State, Center for Technology in Government, 1996

Kristine L. Kelly, Theresa A. Pardo, Sharon S. Dawes, Ann DiCaterino, and Winsome Foderingham
, Sharing the Costs, Sharing the Benefits: The NYS GIS Cooperative, Center for Technology in Government, 1995

David F. Andersen, Peter Avery, Peter A. Bloniarz, Sharon S. Dawes, Stephen Hyde, Kristine L. Kelly, Anne Miller, and Eliot Rich
, Balancing Environmental Quality and Economic Vitality in the Adirondack Park, Center for Technology in Government, 1995

Sharon S. Dawes, Peter A. Bloniarz, Jeryl L. Mumpower, David Shern, Thomas R. Stewart, and Bruce B. Way
, Supporting Psychiatric Assessments in Emergency Rooms, Center for Technology in Government, 1995

Sharon S. Dawes and Anthony M. Cresswell
, Report of the Field Test to Evaluate a Decision Support Tool for Psychiatric Assessments in Emergency Rooms, Center for Technology in Government, 1995

S. S. Dawes and M. R. Nelson
, Pool the Risks, Share the Benefits: Partnerships in IT Innovation, Center for Technology in Government,

S. S. Dawes and T. A. Pardo
, Building Collaborative Digital Government Systems: Systemic Constraints and Effective Practices, Center for Technology in Government,


Education
  • Ph.D., Public Administration, 1991, University at Albany/State University of New York, Dissertation: A Theory of Interagency Information Sharing
  • B.A. Magna cum laude, American Studies, 1974, University at Albany/State University of New York