Jane E. Fountain is an American political scientist and technology theorist. She is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, the founder and director of the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and formerly faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is known for her work on institutional change and on the use of technology in governance.

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  • Jane E. Fountain is an American political scientist and technology theorist. She is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, the founder and director of the National Center for Digital Government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and formerly faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is known for her work on institutional change and on the use of technology in governance. Fountain earned a Bachelor's degree in Music from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1977, serving as concertmaster from 1975–77. She then earned a Master's in Education (Administration, Planning and Social Policy) from Harvard University in 1982, and several degrees from Yale University, culminating in a Ph.D. in Political Science and Organizational Behavior in 1990. She began teaching at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1989. In 1998 she established the Women in the Information Age Project and in 2001, with support from the National Science Foundation, established the National Center for Digital Government with David Lazer. In 2005 Fountain moved to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and NCDG was re-established there. Fountain also directs the Science, Technology and Society Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Fountain has worked with numerous governmental and NGO organizations. She has been involved with the World Economic Forum for a number of years, serving on the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government and as Council Chair and Vice Chair. In 2012 she was appointed to the Massachusetts-based Governor's Council on Innovation. She has also worked with the World Bank, the European Commission, the National Science Foundation, and numerous national governments. In 2001, Fountain published Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change, which has been published in multiple languages, and is regarded as a key text in digital government scholarship. (en)
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