Information Polity announces new Associate Editors & Social Media Editor

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Information Polity announces new Associate Editors & Social Media Editor

Ibrahim Osman Adam is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and the Dean of the School of Business at the University for Development Studies in Ghana. His research interests span the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), with a specific focus on digital technologies in business and societal innovations. Over the years, his research has centred on comprehending the interconnections within the ICT4D value chain—encompassing aspects like ICT readiness, access, usage, and impact—across various domains of business and society. 

He has conducted extensive investigations into diverse phenomena and their interrelationships within e-commerce, e-government, and social media, addressing varied contextual settings. To date, he has contributed over 50 papers to reputable peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Looking ahead, his future research plans involve a deepened exploration of diverse phenomena within the ICT4D domain, with a particular emphasis on enhancing his research focus on human interactions in virtualized environments. Specifically, he aims to investigate the influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on these dynamics within the realms of e-government, e-commerce, and higher education in developing countries. His goal is to provide valuable insights into the subtleties that contribute to the underdevelopment observed in these contexts, despite the substantial benefits offered by the recent surge in digital advancements.

Dr Ibrahim joins Information Policy as an Associate Editor.

Kayla Schwoerer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY. She earned her PhD at Rutgers University-Newark’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), her Master of Public Administration at Arizona State University, and her BA in Sociology from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Schwoerer’s research focuses broadly on public and nonprofit management, with a particular focus on issues related to technology and citizen-state interactions from a behavioral science perspective. Before joining UAlbany, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she taught an interdisciplinary course on “AI and Society” and supervised Bachelor and Master student theses on topics related to the governance of new and emerging technologies.

Current research projects include investigating individual-level perceptions of the use of algorithmic systems by government agencies and the impact of algorithmic transparency and explainability principles, citizens’ attribution of responsibility for algorithmic discrimination in the public sector, the impact of AI in public procurement, the affordances of open government data and usability, and the use of UX design principles for improving digital citizen-state interactions and reducing administrative burdens.

Dr Kayla Schwoerer joins Information Policy as an Associate Editor.

Tzuhao Chen is a Doctoral Candidate in Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY-Albany). His research interests are rooted in digital government, public sector innovation, artificial intelligence, information sharing, and smart cities. His work has been published in journals within the fields of public administration and digital government, including the American Review of Public Administration, Government Information Quarterly, and Information Polity. Chen currently serves as a Research Assistant for the Center for Technology in Government at SUNY-Albany.

Tzuhao Chen joins Information Polity as the Social Media Editor.