Ines MergelDr. Ines Mergel is a Full Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. She was previously on the public administration faculty at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University where she earned tenure as an associate professor of public administration and international affairs. Mergel is an expert in social media and teaches courses in agile government, digital government, and social media in the public sector.
A native of Germany, Mergel received a BA and MBA equivalent in business economics from the University of Kassel, Germany. She received a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in information management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and spent six years as doctoral and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she conducted research on public managers’ informal social networks and their use of technology to share knowledge." Provided by Wikipedia