Angela Newell is a Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, a Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business, and leads Information Technology governance at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on understanding the innovation potential and outcomes of open data and the strategic implementation of technology in federated organizations. Dr. Newell is the author of the forthcoming book The Information Public from The University of Texas Press, is co-author of a successful National Science Foundation Science of Science and Innovation Policy grant and is an author in the book "The Internet in Everyday Life," edited by William Aspray and Barbara Hayes and published by the MIT press.
For her doctoral research, she worked with Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, and Beth Noveck, Deputy Chief Information Officer, of the United States to conduct an analysis of the Open Government directive and the technologies and innovations associated with the directive. Her work has been used by and published through the White House.
Prior to attending the University of Texas, Dr. Newell was a scientific researcher contracted to the Department of Energy. She received her Master of Science in Public Policy and Information Systems Management from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a Cooper Scholar and a Lauble Fellow. As a Lauble Fellow, Dr. Newell co-founded the flagship Computer Clubhouse of Pittsburgh. She is also the co-creator of an e-budget system for the Pittsburgh School District and researcher of CEMINA: Internet Radio Brazil for the World Bank. Dr. Newell has directed community development initiatives and served as a two-year AmeriCorps member and as a National Service Fellow. She received two national awards, including the Josten's Our Town Award, for her work in strategy and development.
Research Focus: Information policy, open data and innovation, management information systems, organizational development, and research methods