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Chris Hinnant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

LSB 244

Chris Hinnant is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University. He is a former Fellow and Assistant Director in the IT Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Syracuse University Information School and the Public Policy Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during the 2017-2018 academic year.  His research interests include social and organizational informatics, digital government, information management and policy, technological innovation, public management, social science research methods, and applied statistics.  He is particularly interested in how public organizations employ Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to alter organizational processes and structures and how the use of ICT ultimately impacts institutional governance mechanisms.  His research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Library and Information Science Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & TechnologyAdministration and Society, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and ­IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Government Information Quarterly.


  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Master of Public Administration, N.C. State University
  • B.S. Economics, Political Science, & History, N.C. State University

Research Interests

Social and Organizational Informatics, Digital Government, Data Science, Information Policy, Technological Innovation, Science and Technology Management

Teaching Interests

Information Policy, Information Systems Management, Statistics and Data Analysis for Information Studies, Innovation Management, Project Management