Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

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

Curriculum Vitae


Overview of Publications

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Curriculum Vitae for a list of publications from Prof. Dr. Mergel

Research projects


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

Recent lectures