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Christine B. Williams

Professor, Global Studies
Professor of Government
Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1978
Office: Morison Hall 223 | 781.891._2655 | cwilliams@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Teaching interests include American national elections, parties and interest groups and the media. Publications and research interests include political socialization, women and politics, media and politics, teaching with the World Wide Web, and curriculum issues (reform, process, content, assessment). Formerly taught at Mount Holyoke College and State University of New York, College at Fredonia. Recipient of the Joseph M. Cronin Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. Recipient of a research grant from the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.

Teaching Interests

Press and politics; American politics

Research Interests

Political communication; E-government; American politics and elections

Consulting/Practice Interests

Political communication- Internet; Research methods

Professional Links

http://blogsandwikis.bentley.edu/politechmedia/

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
Digital Government Society
Midwest Political Science Association

Awards and Honors

2011, Nomination for Best Paper award, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
2011, Senior Fellow, Information Technology & Politics section, American Political Science Association
2010, Bentley College faculty publication award, Bentley College
2010, Best Research Paper Award, Digital Government Society
2009, Best Paper Award, YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States
2008, Bentley College E cellence in Scholarship Award
2007, Bentley College faculty publication award, Bentley College
2006, National Science Foundation, Digital Government Program, "Design Principles for Effective Interorganizational Public Safety Response Infrastructures (with Jane Fedorowicz and M. Lynne Markus)
2005, The IBM Center for the Business of Government, "The Challenges of Interorganizational Information Sharing" (with Jane Fedorowicz and Janis L. Gogan)
2002, Bentley College Faculty Publication Award 2002
2002, Faculty Development Grant "Information Visibility in Cyber Chain Management," 2002-2005 with Jane Fedorowicz, et al.
2002, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1999, Joseph M. Cronin 1999 Award for E cellence in Faculty Advising
1996, Gender Issues Council 1996 Achievement Award

Publications

Journal Articles
Weinberg, B. D., Williams, C. B. When Online and Offline Politics 'Meetup:' An Examination of the Phenomenon, Presidential Campaign and its Citizen Activists. Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice. Forthcoming

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J., Foxman, E. R. What's in an Endorsement: An Analysis of Web Site Publicity by Presidential Candidates and Organizations in 2004. Journal of Political Marketing, 8 (3), 173-189.

Tomasino, A., Fedorowicz, J., Williams, C. B., Gentner, A. A., Hughes, T. T. Embracing System Complexity: Lessons Learned from Winnebago County’s Shared Service Center Collaboration. Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Forthcoming

Fedorowicz, J., Sawyer, S., Williams, C. B., Markus, M., Dias, M., Tyworth, M., Jacobson, D., Vilvovsky, S., Tomasino, A., Schrier, R. (2014). Design Observations for Interagency Collaboration. Government Information Quarterly. Forthcoming

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2013). Social Networks in Political Campaigns: Facebook and the Congressional Elections of 2006 and 2008. New Media & Society, 15 (1), 52-71.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2013). Social Media and Campaign 2012: Developments & Trends for Facebook Adoption. Social Science Computer Review, 31 (5), 577-88. (link)

Sawyer, S., Schrier, R., Fedorowicz, J., Dias, M., Williams, C. B., Tyworth, M. (2013). US Public Safety Networks: Architectural Patterns and Performance. Information Polity, 18 (2), 139-156.

Williams, C. B. (2012). The Ten Year Anniversary Issue: Trends and Changes in Political Marketing. Journal of Political Marketing, 11 (1-2), 4-7.

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J. (2012). Rational Choice and Institutional Factors Associated with State-wide Interagency Collaboration Initiatives. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 6 (1), 13-26.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2010). Congressional Candidates' Use of YouTube in 2008: Its Frequency and Rationale. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 7 (2/3), 93-109.

Williams, C. B., Dias, M., Fedorowicz, J., Jacobson, D., Vilvovsky, S., Sawyer, S. (2009). The Formation of Inter-Organizational Information Sharing Networks in Public Safety: Cartographic Insights on Rational Choice and Institutional Explanations. Information Polity, 14 (1-2), 13-29.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2008). The Political Impact of Facebook: Evidence from the 2006 Midterm Elections and 2008 Nomination Contest. Politics & Technology Review, March, 11-21.

Fedorowicz, J., Gelinas, U. J., Gogan, J. L., Williams, C. B. (2008). Strategic Alignment of Participant Motivations in E-Government Collaborations: The Internet Payment Platform Pilot. Government Information Quarterly, 26 (1), 51-59. (link)

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2007). Closing the Gap, Raising the Bar: Candidate Web Site Communication in the 2006 Campaigns for Congress. Social Science Computer Review, 25 (4), 443-65.

Williams, C. B., Foxman, E. R., Saraswat, S. (2007). A Comparative Study of Nonprofit and For-Profit Web-based Issue Advocacy. Journal of Political Marketing, 6 (7), 69-97.

Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J., Williams, C. B. (2007). RFID and interorganizational collaboration: Political and administrative challenges. Electronic Government: An International Journal, 4 (4), 423-435.

Fedorowicz, J., Gogan, J. L., Williams, C. B. (2007). A Collaborative Network for First Responders: Lessons from the CapWIN Case. Government Information Quarterly, 24 (4), 785-807. (link)

Weinberg, B. D., Williams, C. B. (2006). The 2004 US Presidential campaign: Impact of hybrid offline & online 'meetup' communities. Journal of Direct, Data and Digital Marketing Practice, 8 (1 (July)), 46-57.

Berthon, P., Williams, C. B. (2006). Stages of e-Democracy: Towards an Open Source Political Model. International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 6 (1), 23-29.

Williams, C. B., Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J. (2006). Public Safety And Cross-Boundary Data Sharing: Lessons from the CapWIN Project. IEEE Computer, 38 (12), 28-29.

Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J., Williams, C. B. (2005). Fatal flaws in information sharing. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1 (5), 93-100. (link)

Williams, C. B., Gordon, J. (2004). The Meetup Presidency. Campaigns & Elections, 25 (6), 46-47.

Williams, C. B., Aylesworth, A. B., Chapman, K. (2003). E-Campaigns: The Use of the Web in Marketing Senate Candidates in 2000. Journal of Political Marketing.

Saraswat, S., Williams, C. B. (2002). Charity Begins at Home: A Socio-technical Analysis of Corporate Websites to Study the Response to September 11. Computers and Society, 32 (1), 4-15.

Williams, C. B., Aylesworth, A. B., Chapman, K. J. (2002). The 2000 e-Campaign for U.S. Senate. Journal of Political Marketing, 1 (4), 39-63.

Williams, C. B., Murphy III, T. F. (2002). Electronic Discussion Groups: How Initial Parameters Influence Classroom Performance. Educause Quarterly, 25 (4), 21-29.

Edited Volumes
Williams, C. B, Newman, B. I. (Ed.). (2012). Political Marketing in Retrospective and Prospective . In Christine B. Williams and Bruce I. Newman (Eds.), Routledge

Book Chapters
Williams, C. B, Gulati, G. J. The Political Impact of Facebook: Evidence from the 2006 and 2008 Elections and Nomination Contest. In Panagopolous, Costas (Eds.), . Piscataway, New Jersey: . Rutgers University Press

Gulati, G. J, Williams, C. B. Congressional Campaigns’ Motivations for Social Media Adoption. In Victoria Farrar-Myers and Justin Vaughn (Eds.), Controlling The Message?: Campaigning And Governing In An Information Rich Environment. New York University Press

Williams, C. B, Gulati, G. J. Relationship Marketing in Social Media Practice. In Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Brian M. Conley and Kenneth Cosgrove (Eds.), Political Marketing in the U.S.. Routledge

Williams, C. B. (2012). Trends and Changes in Journal of Political Marketing Titles 2002-2011. Political Marketing in Retrospective and Prospective . Routledge

Williams, C. B. (2010). 24-7 Government, the Permanent Campaign, and e-Democracy: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Interactive Website. In Reddick, Christopher G (Eds.),  (pp. chapter 10). Hershey, PA: . IGI Global

Gulati, G. J, Williams, C. B. (2008). Closing the Gap, Raising the Bar: Candidate Web Site Communication in the 2006 Campaigns for Congress. In Panagopoulos, Costas (Eds.), . New Brunswick, NJ: . Rutgers University Press

Other(s)
Wattal, S, Schuff, D, Mandviwalla, M, Williams, C. B. Web 2.0 And Politics: The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and an E-Politics Research Agenda. MISQ, 34(4), 669-688.

Fedorowicz, J, Gogan, J. L, Williams, C. B. (2006). The eGovernment Collaboration Challenge: Lessons From Five Case Studies. IBM Center for the Business of Government, 50.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J., DeLeo, R. (2013). The Dissemination of Social Media to Campaigns for State Legislature: The 2012 New England Case. Presented at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J., Yates, D. J. (2013). Predictors of On-line Services and e-Participation: A Cross-National Comparison. Presented at the Digital Government Society of North America's 14th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2013), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2013). A Political Marketing Perspective on Social Media Adoption by US Congressional Campaigns. Presented at the Academy of Marketing Science 's Academy of Marketing Science Conference, Monterey, CA.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J., , . (2013). Social Media Strategy and Performance in the 2012 US Congressional Elections. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association's Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2012). "A Campaign Perspective on the Motivation for Adopting Social Media in US Congressional Campaigns." Presented at the International Political Science Association's 22nd World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain.

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J., Dias, M., . (2012). Factors in IT-enabled Collaboration in the Public Sector: The Neighbor Effect. Presented at the Association for Information Systems's Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, WA.

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J., Sawyer, S., Dias, M., Schrier, R., Tyworth, M. (2012). Architectural Patterns of U.S. Public Safety Networks: A Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparison Analysis. Presented at the Digital Government Society of North America's National Conference on Digital Government Research, College Park, MD.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2012). A Campaign Perspective on Social Media Strategy and Implementation by Congressional Candidates, 2006-2010. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association's Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Gulati, G. J., Yates, D. J., Williams, C. B. (2012). Understanding the Impact of Political Structure, Governance and Public Policy on e-Government. Presented at the Shidler College of Business's Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2011). "Diffusion of Innovations and Online Campaigns: Social Media Adoption in the 2010 U.S. Congressional Elections." Presented at the 6th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Williams, C. B., Steger, W. (2011). A Comparative Analysis of Social Network and Traditional Political Participation in the 2008 U.S. Election. Presented at the American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA.

Fedorowicz, J., Sawyer, S., Williams, C. B., Markus, M., Tyworth, M., Jacobson, D., Vilvovsky, S., Dias, M., Tomasino, A. (2011). Design Observations Regarding Public Safety Networks. Presented at the Digital Government Society of North America's 12th International Digital Government Research Conference, College Park, Maryland.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2011). "Social Media in the 2010 Congressional Elections." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2010). "Communicating with Constituents in 140 Characters or Less: Twitter & the Diffusion of Technology Innovation in the United States Congress." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Steger, W., Williams, C. B., Andolina, M. (2010). Political Usage of Social Networks in 2008. Presented at the American Political Science Association's American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C..

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J., Tomasino, A. (2010). Governmental Factors Associated with State-wide Interagency Collaboration Initiatives. Presented at the Digital Government Society's 11th Annual Conference on Digital Government, Puebla, Mexico.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2009). "Social Networks in Political Campaigns: Facebook and Congressional Elections, 2006, 2008." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2009). "Explaining Facebook Support in the 2008 Congressional Election Cycle." Presented at the Harvard Networks in Political Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J. (2009). State-specific Governmental Factors Associated with Interagency Collaboration. Presented at the International Conference on E-Government, Boston, Massachusetts.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2009). "Facebook Grows Up: An Empirical Assessment of its Role in the 2008 Congressional Elections." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2009). "Congressional Candidates' Use of YouTube in 2008: Its Frequency and Rationale." Presented at the YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States, Amherst, MA.

Williams, C. B., Sawyer, S., Fedorowicz, J., Markus, M., Tyworth, M., Dias, M., Jacobson, D. (2008). Mapping Theory to Practice: A Cartographic Analysis of Public Safety Networks. Presented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Montreal, Canada.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2008). "What is a Social Network Worth? Facebook and Vote Share in the 2008 Presidential Primaries" Presented at the American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2008). "Your Money or Your Network: Indicators of Presidential Candidate Viability in the 2008 Nomination Contest." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Sawyer, S., Fedorowicz, J., Tyworth, M., Markus, M., Williams, C. B. (2007). A Taxonomy for Public Safety Networks. Presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (DG.o), Philadelphia, PA.

Williams, C. B., Gulati, G. J. (2007). "Social Networks in Political Campaigns: Facebook and the 2006 Midterm Elections." Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Williams, C. B. (2007). "24-7 Government, the Permanent Campaign, and e-Democracy:An Analysis of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Interactive Website." Presented at the International Conference on E-Government, Montreal, Canada.

Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J., Williams, C. B. (2007). "Champions of Collaboration." Presented at the MISQ Executive Workshop, Keystone, Colorado.

Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J., Williams, C. B. (2007). RFID and interorganizational collaboration. Presented at the AMCIS (Americas Conference on Information Systems), Keystone, Colorado.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2006). "The Evolutionary Development of Campaign Web Sites: The U.S. Senate, 2000-2004." Presented at the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B. (2006). "The Evolution of Online Campaigning in Senate Elections, 2000-2004." Presented at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J., Gogan, J. L. (2006). Interagency Collaboration Challenges in Emergency Response. Presented at the International Conference on E-Government, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Fedorowicz, J., Markus, M., Sawyer, S., Tyworth, M., Williams, C. B. (2006). Design Principles for Public Safety Response Mobilization. Presented at the National Conference on Digital Government Research (DGo), San Diego, CA.

Williams, C. B., Weinberg, B. D. (2005). "Co-Creation and Open Source Politics: Meetup Communities in the 2004 Presidential Campaign."

Williams, C. B., Fedorowicz, J. (2005). "A Framework for Analyzing Cross-Boundary e-Government Projects: The CapWIN Example." Presented at the Digital Government Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

Williams, C. B., Berthon, P. (2005). "An Open Source Model for Democratic Politics." Presented at the International Conference of e-Government, Ottawa, Canada.

Williams, C. B., Gogan, J. L., Fedorowicz, J. (2005). Fatal Flaws in Information Sharing. Presented at the International Conference on Technology, Knolwedge and Society, Berkeley, CA.

Gulati, G. J., Williams, C. B., Foxman, E. R. (2005). "A Comparative Study of How Presidential Candidates and Organizations Treated their Endorsements in 2004." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Williams, C. B., Foxman, E. R., Gulati, G. J. (2005). "What's in an Endorsement? An Analysis of Endorsement Use on the Websites of Presidential Candidates and Organizations in 2004" Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 63rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Williams, C. B. (2004). "2004 Presidential Candidate Meetups."

Williams, C. B., Weinberg, B. D., Gordon, J. (2004). "When Online and Offline Politics 'Meetup:' An Examination of the Phenomenon, Presidential Campaign and its Citizen Activists." Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Fedorowicz, J., Gelinas, U. J., Gogan, J. L., Williams, C. B. (2004). "E-government, E-procurement, and E-payments: Data Sharing Issues Associated with an Appreciating Database." Presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York.

Williams, C. B., Weinberg, B. D., Gordon, J. (2004). "Bentley College National Presidential Meetup Survey."

Fedorowicz, J., Gelinas, U. J., Gogan, J. L., Williams, C. B. (2004). "Strategic Alignment of Key Partners in E-government Initiatives: The Internet Payment Platform Pilot." Presented at the The National Conference on Digital Government Research, Seattle.

Williams, C. B., Foxman, E. R., Saraswat, S. (2003). "A Comparative Study of Nonprofit and For-Profit Web-based Issue Advocacy." Presented at the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Williams, C. B. (2003). "An Assessment of Candidate Web Site Performance and Effectiveness." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Williams, C. B., Aylesworth, A. B., Chapman, K. (2001). "E-Campaigns: The Use of the Web in Marketing Senate Candidates in 2000."

Aylesworth, A. B., Chapman, K., Williams, C. B., Foxman, E. R. (1999). "Using Audience Response Systems in the Classroom: An Exploratory Investigation." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Las Vegas, NV.

Service

Department Service
Committee Chair for Global Studies Department, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for Curriculum, 2011 - 2012
Course Coordinator for GLS 100, 2010 - 2012
Committee Chair for Department Chair Review and Renewal, 2011 - 2011
Committee Member for Search Committee, 2011 - 2011
departmental representative - 2011

University Service
Committee Member for Bentley University Task Force on Grants, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Bentley University Research Council, 2012 - Present
participant for NEASC reaccreditation visit - 2013
Guest Speaker for Bentley Women’s Center, the Center for International Students & Scholars, and the Gender Studies Program , 2012 - 2012
Committee Member for Dissertation Committee, 2010 - 2011
Committee Member for Comprehensive PhD Exam Committee, 2011 - 2011

Professional Service
Executive Board member for Journal of Public Affairs, 2012
Committee Member for Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Information Technology & Politics section, American Political Science Association, 2011 - Present
Executive Board member for Information Technology & Politics section, American Political Science Association, 2010
Editor, Journal for Journal of Political Marketing, 2009 - Present
Senior Editorial Board for Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2006
Reviewer, Journal Article for Political Research Quarterly, 2013 - 2014
review for promotion to full professor for CUNY, College of Staten Island, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Management Information Sciences, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Political Behavior, 2013 - 2013
discussant for conference panel for Midwest Political Science Association, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Social Science Computer Review, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for The American Review of Politics, 2012 - 2012
external tenure reviewer for Montclair State University tenure committee, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Political Research Quarterly, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Conference Paper for 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Government Information Quarterly, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Policy & Internet, 2012 - 2012
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Polity, 2011 - 2012
Executive Board for Digital Government Society, 2010 - 2011
Special Issue editor for journal for Journal of Political Marketing, 2010 - 2011
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 2011 - 2011
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Political Research Quarterly, 2011 - 2011
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Brookings Institution and Digital Government Society, 2011 - 2011
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Midwest Political Science Association, 2011 - 2011
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 2011 - 2011
Conference/Workshop Organizer for George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, UKPSA Political Marketing Group and Taylor & Francis Publishers, 2010 - 2010