Anne Washington

Anne L. Washington

Scholar Title: Assistant Professor of Data Policy

Department: Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

Colleges / Universities: New York University


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New York, NY 10003


Professional Website: Anne L. Washington

Anne L. Washington is an Assistant Professor of Data Policy at New York University Steinhardt School. The current focus of her research is open government data. She applies her expertise in digital government to emerging data governance issues in organizations with a public mission. Furthermore, Professor Washington delves into the manufacturing, meaning, and retrieval of digital information. At the broadest level, her multi-disciplinary work considers the impact of technology on society through the lens of digital record keeping.

Professor Washington’s educational background covers three fields that are central to understanding the role of digital information in society: computer science, library science, and management information science.

The National Science Foundation has recognized Professor Washington’s work on digital government in multiple grants. The 2012 political informatics research coordination network, PInet, used government data to build research capacity for data intensive research in political science and public policy. A 2016 science of science policy project evaluated the strategy of U.S. federal organizations who supply open government data. She is also the recipient of the competitive five-year NSF CAREER award for her grant titled: Improving the Reuse of Open Data.

Professor Washington serves on the Academic Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Open Government Foundation. She has served as a fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute of New York and the Peter Pribilla Foundation of Munich and Leipzig Germany.


Ph.D. George Washington University

Masters in Library Information Science Rutgers University

B.A. Brown University