Megan’s focus is on project definition, project planning, work plan development, data collection and analysis, preparing and planning articles and reports, and designing and conducting group facilitation activities related to projects.
She began working with CTG UAlbany as a program assistant in September 2012.
Prior to that, she worked with the Committee on Open Government as an intern in which she focused on city and town clerks as well as IT professionals working in government at the local level. The research was conducted within the State of New York and was designed to study and assess how the use of, or lack of, technology affected management and access to government documents.
She was also an intern with CTG UAlbany where she worked on an ongoing project to develop a shared code enforcement data repository for cities in the Capital Region.
Her graduate studies focused primarily on preservation and conservation management in archives administration, library services, records management and procedures (i.e. inventory, records and information systems, management policies and development, etc.).
Cook, M. E., & Sutherland, M. K. (2015, May). A shared information resource to fight urban blight: challenges and opportunities in New York state. Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (pp. 283-288). ACM.
Cook, M. E., & Sutherland, M. (2014, October). The emerging role of IT leadership in local government: challenges, realities, and recommendations. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (pp. 251-258). ACM.
Abadi, M., Sutherland, M., Cook, M., & Werthmuller, D. (2013, June). Revitalizing the capital district leveraging a regional code enforcement repository. Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (pp. 275-276). ACM.