Professor Dr. Ines Mergel is full Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Professor Mergel is Associate Editor of the journal Government Information Quarterly, serves on the editorial boards of Public Administration Review and Information Polity, and the board of directors of the Public Management Research Association. In 2016, Professor Mergel was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration.
Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel
2017-present Member Editorial Board Public Management Review
2016-present Senior Fellow German Research Institute for Public Administration
2015-present Member Board of Directors Public Management Research Association
2015-present Associate Editor Government Information Quarterly
2016-present Editorial Board Information Polity
2015-present Editorial Board Public Administration Review
2014-2017 Editorial Board Public Performance and Management Review
Awards and Honors
2018: Induction as fellow National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)Transfer prize for excellence in teaching, University of Konstanz, €3.000
Keynote Speaker: “Offene Zusammenarbeit zwischen der öffentlichen Verwaltung und der verwaltungswissenschaftlichen Lehre” Auftaktveranstaltung „Wissens-und Ideentransfer für Innovationen in der Verwaltung (WITI)" von der Bund-Länder-Initiative „Innovative Hochschule", Universität Speyer, May 17, 2018
2017: Keynote Speaker: “Big Data in Public Affairs”, European Group of Public Administration, Annual Conference, Milan August 29-September 1,2017
Keynote Speaker: “Digitale Transformation der Bundeswehr” [“Digital transformation of the German Armed Forces”], (Aus)Bildungskongress der deutschen Bundeswehr, Bundesuniversität Hamburg, September 13, 2017
Keynote Speaker: “Digital Transformation in the Public Sector”, CeDEM17 -Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2017, Danube University, Krems, Austria, May 24-25, 2017
2016: Citation of Excellence winnerfor "A Three-Stage Adoption Process for Social Media Use in Government" -Public Administration Review”, awarded by: EmeraldGroupPublishing for highly cited papers
2013: Lead article in special issue: Government Information Quarterly “Social Media”
2012: American Review of Public Administration (ARPA),Best Article 2012.Keynote Speaker: “Open Innovation in the Public Sector”, Effizienter Staat Kongress, Berlin, Germany, April 2012
2010: American Society for Public Administration, PA Times Best Article 2010 Award.
2008: Minnowbrook III,New Faculty Fellow, September 2008
2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2005-2008
2002-2005: Doctoral fellow, National Center for Digital Government, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2002-2005Doctoral fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2002-2004