University at Albany
 
David F. Andersen, PhD

Distinguished Service to the College

David F. Andersen, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Administration
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

 
Associate Dean, The College of Computing and Information



David F. Andersen is Distinguished Service Professor of Public Administration and Information Science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany. He is a founding fellow at the Center for Technology in Government, an information systems R&D center for the state of New York.
Professor Andersen holds an AB in Mathematics and Social Sciences from Dartmouth College. He holds a PhD in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Professor Andersen's current work centers on evaluating the cost and performance characteristics of information systems and decision support systems in the public sector. His recent work has focused on the use of formal computer-based tools and models to help groups understand the system-wide impacts of information and decision support systems.

Professor Andersen's consulting and research activities include assembling and managing research and consulting teams to address a wide variety of public policy problems with clients in the public and private sectors. He has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Public Affairs and Director of the Rockefeller Institute of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York.

Prof. Andersen has been awarded the Jay W. Forrester Prize for the best published work in system dynamics. He is the co-author of Introduction to Computer Simulation: The System Dynamics Modeling Approach and Government Information Management as well as over eighty other edited volumes, journal articles, and book chapters dealing with system dynamics, public policy and management, and information systems. Professor Andersen is a Past President of the System Dynamics Society.