About Me

Dr. Dennis Anderson is Chairman and Professor of Management and Information Technology at St. Francis College, New York City. He also serves as Founding Executive Director of the Institute of E-government and Global Sustainability and the Center for Entrepreneurship.  Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor of information systems and Associate Dean at Pace University. He also served as Founding Director of the University’s Center for Advanced Media. He is a strong advocate of technology-enhanced learning, emerging technologies, sustainable technologies, and knowledge entrepreneurship. He has taught various business, information systems and computer science courses at NYU Courant Institute, City University of New York, and Pace University.  He also serves as the Chairman of NABU – Knowledge Transfer Beyond Boundaries (Special Consultative NGO to the UN ECOSOC since 2015).

Anderson received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. He also received an Ed.M. in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University. In addition, Anderson holds an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and his B.A. in Computer Science from Fordham University. He also completed an executive-education program in E-Commerce at Columbia University’s School of Business and a professional program in multimedia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an alumnus of Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education Program.

Anderson has delivered numerous talks at international organizations including the United Nations and the World Bank and presented at numerous international conferences in the areas of e-government, information and communication technology (ICT), sustainable development, leadership, and education. His research interests lie in ICT for sustainable development, information policy, global digital divide, human-computer interaction, multimedia, artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics and distance education, new-media technologies and e-commerce. He has received numerous grants including National Science Foundation grants. He has served as a reviewer/referee for numerous grants, fellowships, and publications. Anderson has been named to the roster of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board’s Fulbright Senior Specialist program as an expert in information technology. He has served as an advisor to several advisory boards, NGOs, startups, and conference boards including

  • United Nations Advisory Group for the UN E-government Survey
  • CIO Executive Forum in Support of the UN Forum in Shanghai, 2008, Chairman
  • International Conference on E-Banking and Global Marketplace 2003, Conference Chairman
  • Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology, International Advisory Council
  • Microsoft Faculty Advisory Board
  • Microsoft & BT Business IT Accelerator, Judge
  • Imagine Cup
  • Education Leaders Forum
  • World Summit Awards 2007 Grand Jury
  • ACM Computers in Entertainment, Editorial Board
  • International Commission on Workforce Development
  • CIO Executive Programs, CXO Media Inc., IDG
  • Fulbright Peer Review Committee
  • Computerworld Strategic Programs, IDG
  • Billion Minds Foundation
  • New York City Department of Education, Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education
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  • Information Systems Auditing and Control Association

He has served as a judge for the New York City Science and Engineering Fair, the Imagine Cup, the Computerworld Honors, the CIO 100, the Computerworld Best IT Practices, Microsoft and BT Business Accelerator, and the Advanced Technology for Emmy Awards and a reviewer for the New York State Education Department’s Institutional Accreditation. He has made a number of presentations to companies including Microsoft and IBM. He has been a member of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE-Computer Society, and the Association for Information Systems. He was also a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Université de Mons-Hainaut Waroque Business School, Belgium, where he gave lectures on e-commerce and emerging technologies. He was a Fellow or Visiting Scholar of the following organizations:

  • FarukEczacibasi Fellow in Residence, 2013
  • Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, in Graz, Austria, 2004
  • Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, 2006
  • The World Innovation Foundation, 2006
  • Mobile Government Consortium International, 2008
  • Scholar in Residence at UBS Wolfsberg Think Tank, Switzerland, March 2008
  • Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, India, March 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2009
  • United Nations, E-government Expert

He has served as a high-level adviser to the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development.  He has given a number of interviews to CNN Turkey, Bloomberg, Zaman, El Universal, and other media and blogs.

Selected Presentations, Talks, Publications, Conferences, etc.

  • Panel Moderator, UN High-level Panel Discussion on “Building Future Societies for All”, December 1, 2017
  • “ Transition to Digital Society with Open Government Data,” High-level Macro Regional Open Data Conference organized by RsSPA, Brussels, Belgium, July 2017
  • “E-participation in the Context of UN E-participation Index,” E-government Working Group Meeting, ReSPA, Brussels, Belgium, July 2017
  • United Nations Expert Group Meetings on E-government
  • United Nations Expert Group Meetings on E-Participation
  • The role of government in fostering a socially responsible business sector by engaging vulnerable “high-potential” groups, Bolivian Government and UN DESA, Bolivia, March 2016
  • “Global E-government Trends and Russian Strategy,” The World Bank, November 2013
  • “E-government Trends and Estonia, United States Embassy, Tallinn, Estonia, October 2013
  • Chaired a session and served as a rapporteur, Global E-government Forum and Ministerial Roundtable, Korea and United Nations, Korea, October 2013
  • Expert Group Meeting on E-Participation, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, July 2013
  • Expert Group Meeting on E-government, United Nations Public Service Forum, Manama, Bahrain, June 2013
  • “How to Use Social Media to Innovate and Engage Citizens in Service Delivery?” United Nations Headquarters, NY, USA, July 2012
  • “E-government Strategy,” 6th ReSPA Conference, Danilovgrad, Montenegro, April, 2012
  • “Integrating Social Media Technologies into Your Government 2.0,” United Nations DESA Workshop on Greater Government Transparency and Citizen Engagement to Promote Effectiveness and Accountability in Public Service Delivery, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2011
  • “National E-government Strategies: Integrating Social Media Technologies into Your Government 2.0.,” WSIS Forum 2011 – UNDESA Workshop on Greater Government Transparency and Citizen Engagement to Promote Effectiveness and Accountability in Public Service Delivery, May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
  • “Capacity Building for STI & Knowledge Transfer,” Preparatory Event of the 4th United Nations conference on LDCs, Istanbul, Turkey, March, 2011
  • “The Future of CIOs: Next 10 Years”, Bilisim Zirvesi ‘2010 (ICT Summit), Istanbul, turkey, October 4-5, 2010
  • “National E-government Strategies: Application of ICT in Government in Achieving the MDGs,” United Nations Public Service Forum, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010
  • “Knowledge Transfer and Thinking Outside of Box,” European Regional Economic Forum 2010 Workshop on Knowledge Transfer for Development, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2010
  • “Private-Public Partnership & Impact of e-Government on the Economy,” First GCC E-government Conference, Muscat, Oman, December 2009
  • Rapporteur/Observer, 1st Session of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 2009
  • Discussant, UNFPA High-level Consultation on HIV Prevention, October 2008
  • Education Leaders Forum, UNESCO, Paris, France, July 2008
  • CIO to CIO Dialogue at the CIO Executive Forum in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, 27 May 2008
  • 7TH FORUM ON CITY INFORMATIZATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, Capacity-building Workshop on Back Office Management in Asia and Pacific Region, China, 27 May 2008

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He is a member of following honor societies:

  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Delta 

Current Research & Teaching Interests 

  • E-government
  • Sustainability  – “a continuing process of refining and extending the life cycle of products, services, or environment to stimulate social and economic growth without depleting resources.” (Dennis Anderson, March 29,2010)
  • Governance
  • Open Government
  • E-governance
  • Capacity Building & Development
  • Social Computing
  • ICT & Emerging Technologies
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Green Technologies
  • Education

Course Evaluations & Student Comments


·   Microsoft TechNet Corner

·   ACM Computers in Entertainment


  • UN E-government Survey 2014 Research
  • UN DPADM Online Course Module Development, 2013
  • UN UNPAN’s Mobile Technology in Public Sector Compendium Research Advisory Committee on Mobile Technology in Public Sector, 2007
  • Socio-Enabling Computing – Using ICT as a tool to address and find viable solutions to societal challenges at the local level
  • NYC2012 – Nations of New York Web Site Development Project (2004)
  • World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Web Site Development Project (2004)
  • Hispanic Education Summit Web Site Development Project (2005)
  • U.N. Language and Communication Program Web Site Development Project (2005-2006)

Book Projects

  • E-government
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability and ICT
  • AI & Future of Workforce
  • E-participation

NYSE Closing Bell on December 23, 2013