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Anthony Cresswell Honored by University and The NYS Forum

October 23, 2009

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Provost Susan D. Phillips and CTG's Anthony Cresswell

Anthony Cresswell, deputy director at the University's Center for Technology in Government, with Susan Phillips, UAlbany's provost and vice president for academic affairs, at a reception in his honor in the Atrium at University Hall.

Anthony Cresswell, deputy director at the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government (CTG) and associate professor of educational administration and policy studies was recently honored by both the University and The NYS Forum. The University recognized Cresswell for his role as interim director of CTG, contributing essential continuity of leadership for CTG as it went through the process of transition from founding director Sharon Dawes to recently appointed director, Theresa Pardo.

Cresswell served as interim director from September 2007 to May 2009. In presenting a gift of appreciation to Cresswell at a reception in the Atrium at University Hall, Susan D. Phillips, UAlbany's provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, "During this time, Tony lead CTG through an extensive self-study and external review, as well as continued to build its reputation as a global leader in digital government research."

The Forum honored Cresswell with its 2009 Award for Excellence, which annually recognizes an individual whose work has definitively contributed to the overall improvement of government information services in New York State. Cresswell was chosen by The Forum for  "readily identifiable contributions and achievements beyond his peers."

In presenting this year's award, Paul Maguire, incoming chair of the Forum's Executive Council, said, "This year, we recognize an individual whose contributions have been both of substance and continuity. In his various leadership positions with CTG, and currently as deputy director, Tony has afforded strong and frequent support and enlightened presentations to Forum members. Tony has been integral to The Forum's program development in a variety of areas and central to important milestones in our history."

Anthony Cresswell accepts the award from Paul Maguire.

Anthony Cresswell, deputy director at the University’s Center for Technology in Government, accepting The NYS Forum’s 2009 Award for Excellence from Paul Maguire, incoming chair of the Forum's Executive Council.

Cresswell began working at CTG as a senior research fellow in 1994, joining the University in 1979, with faculty appointments in Educational Administration and Information Science. One of his major contributions has been his focus on return on investment for government information technology and addressing the core issue of determining public value. In addition, his efforts have been directed at problems of interorganizational information sharing, knowledge networks, and IT impacts on practice.

Prior to arriving at the University at Albany, Cresswell served on the faculties of Northwestern University and Carnegie-Mellon University, and as a faculty adviser in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In addition to research and teaching in the U.S., he has worked in information system and policy analysis projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Caribbean.

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