Karen Mossberger is an expert in urban policy, information technology and civic engagement.
Mossberger's research focuses on digital inequality, policy impacts, local governance and innovation.
She is a professor in the School of Public Affairs in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She is also the director for the Center on Technology, Data and Society, and a senior sustainability scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
Mossberger's research includes a National Science Foundation-sponsorship for broadband data and the evaluation of the Smart Communities Program, a digital inclusion initiative in nine Chicago neighborhoods.