David Landsbergen

Associate Professor, Glenn College of Public Affairs

Quality information is essential to government.  Professor Landsbergen’s research examines the legal, policy, and managerial challenges to obtaining quality information.


His past work has focused on integrating information systems so that they are interoperable; making information systems secure and trustworthy; identifying best policy and managerial practices for open source software; providing recommendations on how to improve the standards-setting process; and designing policies and systems that protect privacy and improve public records access.  As a John Glenn Scholar, he helped develop a Central Ohio response to the Digital Divide.


Recently completed work includes a “Social Media Prototype Evaluation: Policy, Strategy, and Best Practices” for the City of Columbus.  He was also the principal investigator on “Modernizing Ohio’s Public Benefits and Job Assistance Programs: Benefits, Costs, and Implementation Issues”, a project funded by the Living Cities Foundation.


Currently, Professor Landsbergen is working with a regional consortium of twelve local governments on how to successfully utilize social media.  A second project is examining an integrated legal, policy, and managerial approach to managing social media as public records.


Professor Landsbergen has published in a number of journals including: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory,Public Administration ReviewJournal of Policy Analysis and Management, IEEE TransactionsCommunications of the ACM, and Government Information Quarterly.


Professor Landsbergen earned his J.D. from the College of Law and a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School, both at Syracuse University.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., December, 1987), in Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • Juris Doctor (1984), Syracuse University College of Law. Specialization in Regulation / Communications Policy.
  • Master of Public Administration (1984), Maxwell School, Concentration in Technology and Information Management.
  • Bachelor of Arts (1981), Rutgers College. Majored in Economics and Philosophy.

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