Dr. Yu-Che Chen
- Isaacson Professorship
- Public Administration, Professor
Yu-Che Chen, Ph.D., is Isaacson Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Professor in the School of Public Administration, and Director of the Digital Governance and Analytics Lab. Dr. Chen received his Master of Public Affairs and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Indiana University-Bloomington. His current research interests are public governance of artificial intelligence, cyberinfrastructure governance, digital transformation of government, and collaborative digital governance. He has served as PI or Co-PI of research and implementation grants with a total award amount of over $2.7 million. Dr. Chen has published a single-authored book entitled Managing Digital Governance in 2017 with Routledge and served as lead editor for two others: Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government (2017) and Electronic Governance and Cross-Boundary Collaboration: Innovations and Advancing Tools (2012). He has also published twenty-seven peer-reviewed journal articles, fifteen book chapters, six conference proceeding papers, and eight management reports. He is Associate Editor of the Government Information Quarterly and the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, along with editorial board service for four other journals. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Section on Science and Technology in Government for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
Digital Governance, Information and Technology Management, Research Methods, Public Policy and Governance of Artificial Intelligence, Systems Thinking, Dynamics, and Modeling
Public Governance of Artificial Intelligence, Cyberinfrastructure Governance, Digital Transformation of Government, and Collaborative Digital Governance
Director of Digital Governance and Analytics Lab at UNO, Associate Editor of the Government Information Quarterly and the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, Executive Committee Member of the Section on Science and Technology in Government, Editorial Board Member of the Public Administration Review
Awards and Honors
Isaacson Professor (2019-2022), University of Nebraska at Omaha, Scholarship/Research - 2019
Honorable Member, Pi Alpha Alpha (National Honorary Society for Public Affairs and Administration), Scholarship/Research - 2019
Largest Award Amount, Scholarship/Research - 2017
Presidential Citation of Merit, Service, Professional - 2013
Professor of the Year Award, Teaching - 2009
Ph D, Indiana University -- Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, Public Policy, 2000
MPA, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University -- Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, 1993
BS, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Chemical Engineering, 1990
Chen, Yu-Che. 2017. Managing Digital Governance: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions, Routledge.
Chen, Yu-Che, Ahn, Michael. 2017. Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government, Routledge.
Zuiderwijk, Anneke, Chen, Yu-Che, Salem, Fadi. 2021. Implications of the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Public Governance: A Systematic Literature Review and a Research Agenda, Government Information Quarterly, 38, 3, 1-19.
Chen, Yu-Che, Huang, Chenyu. 2021. Smart Data-driven Policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Analysis of Drone Users in U.S. Cities, Smart Cities, 4, 1, 78-92.
Chen, Yu-Che, Lee, Jooho. 2018. Collaborative Data Networks for Public Service: Governance, Management, and Performance, Public Management Review, 20, 5, 672-690.
Externally Funded Research
Transit Project, University of Nebraska at Kearney, State Agencies, 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2021
Department, College, and University
Director of the Digital Governance and Analytics Lab, Lab/Clinic Supervisor, This Lab has helped mentored doctoral students, pursued and implemented Urban research grants, hosted and participated in international conferences, applied for internal and external research grants, and served as a platform for faculty collaboration and student learning., 08/01/2019 - 08/31/2019
Academic Assessment Committee, Committee Member, 08/01/2019 - 08/31/2019
22nd International Conference on Digital Government Research (Digital Government Society), Other, Led the conference preparation in 2020 and hosted the conference in June 2021. , 07/01/2020 - 07/31/2020
Government Information Quarterly, Editor, Associate Editor, 01/01/2021 - 01/31/2021
Public Administration Review, Editorial Review Board Member, 01/01/2022 - present
National Science Foundation, Other, serve as the evaluator of an NSF project titled: Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Training in Policy Informatics , 11/01/2019 - 11/30/2019