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Russell S. Hassan

Russell S. Hassan
Russell S. Hassan is a first year Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, University at Albany. His research interests are application and management of IT in public sector organizations, public governance, and economic development.

What brought you to the Center for Technology in Government?
During my M.Sc. work at the London School of Economics, I became interested in the organizational issues related to information systems development and management in public sector organizations and decided to pursue an academic career. While I was researching for a suitable Ph.D. program with a strong emphasis on public sector IT management, I came to know about CTG and its accomplishments. After a chat with Dr. Sharon Dawes and David Anderson, it became clear that CTG was the kind of place where I wanted to be to further my knowledge.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG?
Before coming to CTG, I was a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where I received a M.Sc. in Information Systems with a focus on e-government. Prior to LSE, I worked as an IT consultant and research assistant for the Center for Management and Organization Development (the MOD Center) and the Distance Learning Systems Group at the California State University Northridge from 2000 to 2003. At the MOD Center, I was involved in a number of research and consulting projects with the California State Government and the City of Los Angeles.

What are your plans/goals for the future?
Finishing my Ph.D. and starting an academic career.

How can CTG help you reach your goal for the future?
By providing a rich combination of research and practical experience in public sector IT management.

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