- Bachelor of Arts – Brown University – Department of Computer Science
- Masters in Library and Information Science – Rutgers University – School of Communications Information and Library Science
- PhD in Information Systems – George Washington University – School of Business
Anne L. Washington is an Assistant Professor in the Organization Development and Knowledge Management Program in the George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs. Her research investigates socio-technical aspects of transparency initiatives and electronic government projects.
In early 2016, Prof. Washington was invited to join the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). In 2012, she was the first U.S. citizen to be invited as a fellow with the Peter Pribilla Foundation at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Technical University of Munich (TUM). As an international team of scholars, the Pribilla fellows investigated the relationship between learning, failure and leadership in building innovation. She investigated how data fails and the role of innovation in government technology. Political informatics, or poli-Informatics, is her current three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that brings big data principles to the study of government and politics. She is leading a group of colleagues in using open government data to build research capacity for data intensive research. The topic of the 2012-2015 project is using computational analysis to better understand the financial crisis.
She completed a PhD from The George Washington University School of Business. Her primary field was Information Systems and Technology Management and her secondary field was Organization Behavior. Her dissertation investigated the use of search technology by Congressional staff using theories of organization sensemaking. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in computer science from Brown University and a Masters in Library Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. Dr. Mary Granger at The George Washington University, Dr. Nick Belkin at Rutgers University and Dr. Stan Zdonik at Brown University have been her academic advisors.
Before completing her PhD, she had extensive work experience in financial services and the technology industries. After working for software development firms including the Claris Software division of Apple Computers, she worked for Barclays Global Investors in multiple technology and corporate training positions. She also was with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress specializing in legislative systems for nine years. Since 2008, she has served as an invited expert to the W3C E-Government Interest Group and the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group