Education

Academics

CTG UAlbany has close ties to teaching and research at the University at Albany.

We develop and teach courses within the nationally-ranked GISM concentration at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and have a teaching and mentoring partnerships with the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science.

However, we are not a degree-granting institution.


Leadership, Workforce Development

Using the insights and knowledge we have gained over the last 25 years, CTG UAlbany prepares government professionals to innovate successfully and provide public value. We offer 1-3 day long classes designed to meet a particular need. CTG UAlbany teaches these classes at our institute in Albany, NY or onsite at a government location.

Frequently requested courses include:

  • The 21st Century Government Leader as an ICT Change Agent
  • Government Information as a Public Asset
  • ICTs in the 21st Century: Impact and Opportunity


Students

Student InternsCTG UAlbany has worked with dozens of graduate and undergraduate students at the University at Albany over the years.

We all share a passion for technology, management, and policy aspects in digital government projects.

Many of these students have gone on to positions in government or academic institutions.

Current Graduate and Undergraduate Student Profiles >>

 

Past Graduate Assistants and Undergraduate Interns (79)

Felippe Cronemberger

Felippe Cronemberger

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: PhD, Informatics, in progress
Country of Origin: Brazil

Priti Pachpande

Priti Pachpande

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: PhD, Computer Science, in progress
Country of Origin: India


Iseul Choi

Iseul Choi

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy (UAlbany)
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, in process (anticipated 2019)
Country of Origin: South Korea

Bhaumik Patel

Bhaumik Patel

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2017
Country of Origin: India


Bhavik Patel

Bhavik Patel

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2017
Country of Origin: India

Lalitkumar Borse

Lalitkumar Borse

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MA, Computer Science, 2016
Country of Origin: India


Sneha Jain

Sneha Jain

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2016
Country of Origin: India

Reena Sharma

Reena Sharma

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2016
Country of Origin: India


Rahul Srivastava

Rahul Srivastava

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2016
Country of Origin: India

Kumar Aniket

Kumar Aniket

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: India

Current Position: Software Engineer at HIXNY

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Cameron Dublin

Cameron Dublin

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Information Science
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: IT Consultant, FDM Group

Current Bio >>

Sean Fagan

Sean Fagan

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: MS, Information Science, 2015
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Junior Cyber Security Analyst, Oxford Solutions


Gabriel Fernandes

Gabriel Fernandes

Department: The Federal Institute of Espírito, Brazil (Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program participant)
Degree: BS, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: Brazil

Guilherme Xavier Ferreira

Guilherme Xavier Ferreira

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: Brazil


Fellipe Gurgel

Fellipe Gurgel

Department: Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil (Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program participant)
Degree: BS, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: Brazil

Tara Hariprasad

Tara Hariprasad

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Sociology with a minor in Psychology, 2015
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>


Seth Lasky

Seth Lasky

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>

Weijia Ran

Weijia Ran

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Current Ph.D. Student, UAlbany
Country of Origin: China


Amanda Reis

Amanda Reis

Department: Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program participant
Degree: BS, Information Systems, 2015
Country of Origin: Brazil

Connor Scott

Connor Scott

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, UAlbany
Degree: BS, Information Science, 2015
Country of Origin: USA


Larissa Silva Teixeira

Larissa Silva Teixeira

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: Brazil

Karthik Vinod

Karthik Vinod

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences (UAlbany)
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: India


Hanyu Yang

Hanyu Yang

Department: Public Administration (MPA) student at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs
Degree: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy 2015, UAlbany, BA in English, Qingdao University
Country of Origin: China

Current Bio >>

Kashif Zaidi

Kashif Zaidi

Department: College of Engineering & Applied Sciences (UAlbany)
Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2015
Country of Origin: India


Sara Berg

Sara Berg

Department: School of Criminal Justice
Degree: Ph.D. Criminal Justice
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>

Katie DePalma

Katie DePalma

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy (UAlbany)
Degree: BA, Politcal Science, 2014
Country of Origin: USA


Adarley Luiz Grando Gilho

Adarley Luiz Grando Gilho

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Computer Science, 2014
Country of Origin: Brazil

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Meley Sennay Kifleyesus

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BS, Computer Science and BS in Applied Math, 2014
Country of Origin: Eritrea

Current Bio >>


Ping Li

Ping Li

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: MA, Information Science, 2014
Country of Origin: China

Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: BA, Political Science, 2014
Country of Origin: USA


Emmanuel Udoh

Emmanuel Udoh

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: MS, Information Science, 2014
Country of Origin: Nigeria

Current Bio >>

Kareem Ullah

Kareem Ullah

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: BA, Information Science, 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>


Greg Venech

Greg Venech

Department: Information Science program at the College of Computing & Information
Degree: BA, Information Science, 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>

Lucy Dadayan

Lucy Dadayan

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Ph.D, Informatics, 2012
Country of Origin: Armenia

Current Position: Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center at Urban Institute

Dissertation Title:  Health Information Technology: A Multiple Perspective Analysis


Mohammed Gharawi

Mohammed Gharawi

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2012
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia

Current Position: Assistant Professor and General Coordinator for Electronic Services at the Institute of Public Admin

Dissertation Topic: Factors Influencing Sharing Activities in Transnational Public Sector Knowledge Networks: The Case of Mobile Disease Surveillance System Adoption in the Hajj of 2009

Amanda Kronen

Amanda Kronen

Department: School of Social Welfare
Degree: MSW, Clinical Social Work, 2012
Country of Origin: United States


Hyuckbin Kwon

Hyuckbin Kwon

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, 2012
Country of Origin: South Korea

Current Position: Principal Researcher, Center for Social Survey, Korea Institute of Public Administration

Taewoo Nam

Taewoo Nam

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D. Public Administration, 2012
Country of Origin: Korea

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Publication Administration, Myongji University

Dissertation Title: Modeling Municipal Service Integration: A Comparative Case Study of New York and Philadelphia 311 Systems


Cydney Klein

Cydney Klein

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Masters student
Country of Origin: USA

Andrea Baker

Andrea Baker

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Ph.D, Information Science, 2010
Country of Origin: USA

Dissertation Title: The Schenectady Virtual Internet Community: Exploring the Ecology of Political Discourse in a Local Context

Current Bio >>


Tamás Bodor

Tamás Bodor

Department: College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Communication
Degree: Ph.D., Sociology/Communication, 2010
Country of Origin: Hungary

Current Position: AssociateProfessor, Division of Communication, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Current Bio >>

Tuuli Edwards

Tuuli Edwards

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: MPA, Public Administration, 2010
Country of Origin: Finland

Current Position: Senior Budget Analyst, University at Albany

Current Bio >>


Shahidul Russell Hassan

Shahidul Russell Hassan

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
Degree: h.D., Public Administration & Policy, 2010
Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Current Position: Assistant Professor, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dissertation Title: Fair treatment, job involvement, and turnover intention of professional employees in government: The importance of organizational identification as a mediator
Current Bio >>

Natalie Helbig

Natalie Helbig

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, 2010
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Deputy Director, Division of Information and Statistics, NYSDOH

Dissertation Title: Thinking Beyond Performance Indicators: A Holistic Study of Organizational Information Use
Current Bio >>


M. Alexander Jurkat

M. Alexander Jurkat

Department: School of Information Studies
Degree: MSIS, Information Studies, 2010
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio >>

Badahir Ackam

Badahir Ackam

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Ph.D, Information Science, 2009
Country of Origin: Turkey

Current Position: Associate Professor of Business Information Systems

Dissertation Title: Socio-Technical Processes in Interorganizational Emergency Response and Recovery Process at the World Trade Center
Current Bio >>


Ahmet Guler

Ahmet Guler

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, 2009
Country of Origin: Turkey

Current Position: Assistnat Professor, Lamar University

Dissertation Title: Explaining torture and its reduction in a police department: A view from below
Current Bio >>

Jeff Lorber

Jeff Lorber

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: M.A., Public Affairs and Policy, 2009
Country of Origin: USA

Current Bio>>


Akram Mohammed

Akram Mohammed

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.S., Computer Science, 2009
Country of Origin: India

Current Bio >>

Fawzi Mulki

Fawzi Mulki

Department: College of Computing and Information, Department of Informatics
Degree: Ph.D. Informatics, 2009
Country of Origin: Jordan

Current Position: Head of Airport and Cargo Services at Royal Jordanian

Dissertation Title: The Effects of Leadership and Authority on Cross-Boundary Information Sharing in Response to Public Health Crises: A Comparative Study between the United States and Jordan


Yi-Jung Wu

Yi-Jung Wu

Department: Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, School of Education
Degree: Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2009
Country of Origin: Taiwan

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Policy and Management, Shih Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan

Lei Zheng

Lei Zheng

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Adminstration and Policy, 2009
Country of Origin: China

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Fudan University, China;

Dissertation Title: Leadership Behaviors in Cross-Boundary Information Sharing and Integration: Comparing the U.S. and China


Denise Dreany

Denise Dreany

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.A., Library and Information Science and Information Policy, 2008
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Legislative Director, NYS Assembly

Current Bio >>

Christopher Maitland

Christopher Maitland

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: MPA, Public Administration, 2006
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the NYC Administration of Children's Services

Current Bio >>


Natasha Malik

Natasha Malik

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.A., Computer Science, 2006
Country of Origin: India

Current Position: Senior Manager - Financial Services Advisory at Ernst & Young

Current Bio >>

Minal Brahmbhatt

Minal Brahmbhatt

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.A., Computer Science, 2005
Country of Origin: India

Current Position: Software Engineer at Boxed

Current Bio >>


David Connelly

David Connelly

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, 2005
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University

Fikret Demircivi

Fikret Demircivi

Department: School of Criminal Justice
Degree: Classes in Criminal Justice
Country of Origin: Turkey

Current Position: Section Head, Diyarbakır Police Service

Current Bio >>


Sudarshan Embar

Sudarshan Embar

Department: School of Business
Degree: MBA, IT Management, 2005
Country of Origin: India

Current Position: Technology Risk Management & Compliance at Wells Fargo

Current Bio >>

Rachel Gaul

Rachel Gaul

Department: School of Business
Degree: MBA, Business Adminstration, 2005
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Assistant Director, Community Budget and Fiscal Management at New York State Office of Mental Health

Current Bio >>


J. Ramon Gil-Garcia

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration & Policy, 2005
Country of Origin: Mexico

Current Position: Research Director, CTG and Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Dissertation Title: Enacting State Websites: A Mixed Method Study Exploring E-Government Success in Multi-Organizational Settings.

Lai Chiu-Pi

Chiu-Pi Lai

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.A., Computer Science, 2005
Country of Origin: Taiwan


Roger Lishnoff

Roger Lishnoff

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: M.A., Public Policy, 2005
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Administrative Staff Analyst, NYC Police Department

Current Bio >>

Jiaoheng Meng

Jiaoheng Meng

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: M.A., Computer Science, 2004
Country of Origin: China


Carrie Schneider

Carrie Schneider

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: M.A, Political Science, 2004
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Initiatives Manager and Policy Analyst at Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Current Bio >>

Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: MPA, Public Affairs and Policy, 2004
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Research Analyst at NYS Office of the State Comptroller

Master’s Thesis Title: New Developments in Intergovernmental Information Systems: The New York State Local Internet Gateway Prototype
Current Bio >>


Ophelia Eglene

Ophelia Eglene

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D, Political Science, 2003
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and French

Current Bio >>

Mark LaVigne

Mark LaVigne

Department: Department of Communication, College of Arts & Sciences
Degree: M.A., Communication, 2003
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Deputy Director, NYS Association of Counties

Masters Thesis Title: Mobilizing Actors in an Intergovernmental Collaboration: An Actor-Network Theory Approach.
Current Bio >>


Luis Luna-Reyes

Luis Luna-Reyes

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2003
Country of Origin: Mexico

Current Position: Associate Professor of Informatics at the University at Albany

Dissertation Title: Collaboration, Trust, and Knowledge Sharing in Information Technology Intensive Projects in the Public Sector.

Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2003
Country of Origin: China

Current Position: Professor of Management, Graduate School of Management, Clark University

Dissertation Title: Cross-Boundary Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of Building the Multi-Purpose Access for Customer Relations & Operational Support (MACROS) System
Current Bio >>


Pamela Neely

Pamela Neely

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D. Information Science, 2002
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Associate Professor of Accounting at SUNY Brockport

Dissertation Title: A Framework and Associated Software Tool for the Analysis of Source Data for a Data Warehouse: Development and Exploratory study
Current Bio >>

Jochen Scholl

Jochen Scholl

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2002
Country of Origin: Germany

Current Position: Professor, University of Washington iSchool

Dissertation Title: Firm Survival: A Theory-Integration Study
Current Bio >>


Jihong Zeng

Jihong Zeng

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2002
Country of Origin: China

Dissertation Title: Using Keywords/Phrases in Automatically Generating Hypertext Links: An Exploratory Study.

Jennifer Goodall

Jennifer Goodall

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 2001
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Assistant Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany

Dissertation Title: Network Formation and the Development of Trust in Interorganizational Relationships


Kristine Kelly

Kristine Kelly

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 1999
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Professor, Endicott College

Dissertation Title: A Systems Approach to Identifying Decisive Information for Sustainable Development. 
Current Bio >>

Charles Han

Charles Han

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, 1998
Country of Origin: Taiwan

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Tamkang University, Taiwan

Dissertation Title: Exploring a Path to the Formation of Network Collaboration
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Soonhee Kim

Soonhee Kim

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Public Administration, 1998
Country of Origin: South Korea

Current Position: Professor of Public Administration at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management

Dissertation Title: The Effects of Family Leave Policy on Employees and Agencies in New York State Government: Organizational Dynamics and Policy Evaluation.
Current Bio >> 

Mark Giguere

Mark Giguere

Department: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Degree: Ph.D., Information Science, 1995
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Program Manager, Modern Records Program, National Archives and Records Administrat

Dissertation Title: Electronic Document Description Standards: A Technical Feasibility Study of Their Use in the Microform Preservation of Contextual Cues Embedded in Structured Electronic Documents During Digital/Analog/Digital Reformatting


Stephen Bajjaly

Stephen Bajjaly

Department: College of Computing and Information
Degree: Ph.D, Information Science, 1993
Country of Origin: USA

Current Position: Associate Dean and Director, School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, Detr

Dissertation Title:  Managing Emerging Technology in the Public Sector: The Case of Document Imaging