Institute Faculty

Karen Mossberger

Karen Mossberger

Frank and June Saskton Professor in the School of Public Affairs, Director of the Center on Technology, Data and Society; Arizona State University

Karen Mossberger is Frank and June Sackton Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, and director of the Center on Technology, Data and Society. She researches digital inequality, digital government, and the impacts of technology use as well as local government. She is author or co-author of 7 books, including “Choosing the Future: Technology and Opportunity in Communities” (Mossberger, Tolbert and LaCombe, Oxford University Press, 2021), which was honored with the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize for best academic book by the Shorenstein Center, Harvard University. She has conducted research on digital inclusion for the City of Chicago, Cuyahoga County, OH, Phoenix Housing Department, and City of Tempe, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, among others. Her center has partnered with the Marconi Society to offer an online Digital Inclusion Leadership Certificate for states, local governments, Tribes, and nonprofits. She is a former director of the School of Public Affairs at ASU and is an elected fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Broadband impacts
  • Digital inclusion
  • Digital government
  • Public policy