Dr. Yu-Che Chen
- Isaacson Professorship
- Public Administration, Professor
Yu-Che Chen, Ph.D., is Isaacson Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Professor in the School of Public Administration. Dr. Chen is the 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 cyberinfrastructure governance, public policy and governance of artificial intelligence, and collaborative digital governance. He has served as PI or Co-PI of research grants with the total award amount of over U.S. $2.7 million. He has published a single-authored book entitled Managing Digital Governance in addition to two edited books along with twenty-three peer-reviewed journal articles, thirteen book chapters, and eight management reports. His research works appear in scholarly journals such as Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, and Government Information Quarterly. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age along with editorial board service for four journals. He is a current board member of the Digital Government Society. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Sections on Public Administration Research and 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
Digital Collaborative Governance, Policy and Governance of Artificial Intelligence, Information and Technology Management, Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure
Director of Digital Governance and Analytics Lab, Executive Committee Member of the Section on Public Administration Research and the Section on Science and Technology in Government, American Society for Public Administration, Board Member of the Digital Government Society, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age
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.
Chen, Yu-Che, Lee, Jooho. 2018. Collaborative Data Networks for Public Service: Governance, Management, and Performance, Public Management Review, 20, 5, 672-690.
Chen, Yu-Che. 2013. Advancing Smart Urban Governance: Integrating Institutional Analysis and Complex System Perspectives, International Journal of eGovernance and Networks, 1, 2, 69-84.
Chen, Yu-Che, Chu, Pin-Yu. 2012. E-Governance and Cross-boundary Collaboration: Innovations and Advancing Tools.
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, 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
2019 Digital Government Society International Conference on Digital Government Research, Program Organizer, organized the entire conference program with another co-program chair, 06/01/2018 - 06/30/2018
2019 International Conference on Digital Government Research, Editor, Conference Proceedings, led the production of the entire conference proceedings., 02/01/2019 - 02/28/2019
International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age, Editor, Associate Editor, Manage and promote the journal and serve as reviewer, 01/01/2013 - 01/31/2013