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Governance Studies
Vice President and Director

Dr. Darrell M. West

Advisory Board Member

Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on educational technology, health information technology, and mobile technology.

Darrel M. West is the vice president and director of governance studies and director of the center for technology innovation at the Brookings Institution and Editor-in-Chief of the Brookings technology blog, TechTank.

Prior to coming to Brookings, West was the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University.

Starting in 2000, he has undertaken annual studies on the websites of the 50 states, the leading federal agencies, and the 198 nations around the world. His book "Digital Government" is the winner of the Don K. Price Award for best book on technology and his co-authored book "Cross Talk" won the Doris Graber award for best book on political communications. Darrel West holds am AB of Political Science degree from Miami University of Ohio, and PhD in Political Science from Indiana University.

Did you know?

For his article “E-Government and the Transformation of Service Delivery and Citizen Attitudes, he was honored by Public Administration Review for having written one of the 75 most influential articles since 1940.