E-Governance Institute (E-Gov)

The E-Governance Institute's mission is to explore how the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) have and will continue to impact productivity and performance on the public sector and how e-governance fosters new and deeper citizen involvement within the governing process.

The institute is committed through its work to supporting the gathering and sharing of knowledge, information and data in order to increase the understanding of how e-governance can strengthen the fundamental partnership between the public sector and the private citizen.

Governments at all levels have been transitioning to e-governance platforms for delivering better services, improving government efficiency and effectiveness, achieving transparency and accountability, and facilitating direct citizen participation. Through research, examples of best practice and scholarly discourse regarding ICTs and their impact on government performance, the Institute provides a source of information that continues to push the study of e-governance to new frontiers.

Information-age governing presents an entirely new set of challenges for decision-makers, public sector professionals and citizens. Finding solutions to these challenges is the primary role of the E-Governance Institute. As part of Rutgers University's National Center for Public Performance, the institute focusus its activities on emerging e-governance issues impacting on all levels of government, the nonprofit sector, the private sector, and the civil society.


  • Executive Director
    Marc Holzer, PhD
    Dean Emeritus
    School of Public Affairs and Administration
    Rutgers University-Newark
  • Associate Director/Global E-Governance Survey Director 2007 - 2015
    Aroon P. Manoharan, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
    John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
    University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Associate Director
    James Melitski, PhD
    Associate Professor and Chair
    Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration
    School of Management
    Marist College
  • Associate Director
    Tony J. Carrizales, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration
    School of Management
    Marist College
  • Associate Director/U.S. E-Governance Survey Director 2010
    Marc Fudge, PhD
    Associate Professor, College of Business and Public Administration
    California State University-San Bernardino
  • Senior Research Associate
    Yueping Zheng
    Assistant Professor
    Center for Chinese Public Administration Research
    School of Government
    Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Senior Research Associate
    Alex Ingrams, PhD
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