Associate Professor and MPA Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Boston

Michael Ahn is an associate professor of public policy and public affairs at McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston. Michael's research explores technological innovations in government such as e-government, Smart Cities, and AI in the public sector and identifies organizational and institutional factors that facilitate impactful IT innovations in government. He published in journals such as Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, and Government Information Quarterly and he is a co-author of the Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government.

Michael served as the president of Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECOPA), Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (MassASPA) and is currently serving as the District I council representative for ASPA's National Council and the chair of the Section of Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG). He is an editorial board member of journals such as the American Review of Public Administration, Public Organization Review, International Journal of Public Administration and International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA). Michael holds a Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizens and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Expertise: E-Government, Smart Government, Public Organization and Management, Public Administration Education, International Comparative Public Administration, AI in the Public Sector

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor and MPA Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Boston

Education

  • 2007 
    Syracuse University, Ph.D. in Public Administration