Dr. Sukumar Ganapati is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Florida International University (FIU), located in Miami. He is also the Director of the PhD program in Public Affairs.
His research broadly deals with institutions and organizations in urban governance, both within the United States and internationally. He has published over 25 articles in top-ranked, peer-reviewed research journals in urban planning and public administration. Substantively, his research focuses on housing, community and economic development, and e-government and information technology applications.
Dr. Ganapati’s research on information technology encompasses open government, emerging information technologies, and their adoption in public organizations. He is also editing a special issue on pedagogy of information technology for Journal of Public Administration Education (the flagship journal of NASPAA, which is the accrediting body for public administration programs). At FIU, his teaching portfolio has included several courses related to information technology and e-government.
Dr. Ganapati obtained his PhD in Planning in 2003 from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. Before he joined FIU in 2004, he taught at California State University, Northridge; California Polytechnic State University, Pomona; and University of Southern California, Los Angeles.