Ines Mergel

Ines Mergel

Research Fellow


Agile management

Digital governance

Qualitative methods


Brief Bio

Professor Dr. Ines Mergel is full Professor of Public Administration - Digital Governance at the Department of Politics and Public Administration  at the University of Konstanz and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (Class of 2018).


After working at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Doctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2008), Professor Mergel worked at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University, NY) first as an Assistant Professor (2008-2014) and then as an Associate Professor with tenure (2014-2016).


Professor Mergel is a member of the editorial boards of Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), Public Management Review (PAR), Information Polity (IP), Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA), Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (PPMG), Asian Journal of Public Administration, Halduskultuur - The Estonian Journal of Administrative Culture and Digital Governance and Digital Government: Research and Practice.


Professor Mergel serves as an advisory board member for the following organizations: Fachbeirat Stadt Ulm, wissenschaftlicher Beirat ifib, Beirat Qualifica Digitalis Projekt des IT Planungsrats, Stadt Freiburg Digitalisierungsbeirat, wissenschaftlicher Beirat Dataport Stiftungsprofessur.


Professor Mergel is a founding member of the international initiative "Teaching Public Service in the Digital Age", which aims to integrate digital literacy into the teaching and training of administrative staff.