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Shannon H. Tufts

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Center for Public Technology
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Shannon Tufts is associate professor of public law and government and is the director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Public Technology. She designed and implemented the first local government Certified Government Chief Information Officers (CGCIO) program in the nation in 2004 and continues to run multiple CIO certification programs across the US for local and state government IT professionals. Dr. Tufts' areas of expertise include the intersection of law and technology in the public sector, cybersecurity, cloud computing, social media, and strategic IT investments, as well as CIO leadership and development. Tufts earned a B.A. from UNC–Chapel Hill, an M.P.A. from UNC–Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in public administration with a concentration in public sector information systems from North Carolina State University.

Selected Publications

Tufts, Shannon H. 2020. Teleworking Guidance: Best Practices, Sample Policies, and Cybersecurity.

Tufts, Shannon H., Willow S. Jacobson, and Mattie Sue Stevens. “Status Update: Social Media and Local Government HR Practices.” Review of Public Personnel Administration, June 2015, vol. 35, no. 2193-207.

Tufts, Shannon H. 2013. “Citizen Engagement 2.0: An Analysis of Official City Facebook Pages to Determine Antecedents to Digital Civic Engagement.” Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume XXV, Number 2, 2014.

Tufts, Shannon H., and Meredith L. Weiss. 2013. “Cloudy with a Chance of Success: Contracting for the Cloud in Government.” IBM Business of Government.

Jacobson, Willow S., and Shannon H. Tufts. “To Post or Not to Post: Employee Rights and Social Media.” Review of Public Personnel Administration, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2013.

Fields of Expertise
Center for Public Technology
Information Technology
Social Media (Government Use)
Survey Methodology
Technology
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