Carleen Maitland

Carleen Maitland

College Affiliate


  • Ph.D.: Delft University of Technology
  • Master's: Stanford University
  • Bachelor's: Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Carleen Maitland, a co-director of the Institute for Information Policy at Penn State, is an associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology and an affiliate professor with the School of International Affairs. She's also associated with Information Communication Technology for Development Consortium, housed in the College of Communications.

She earned her doctorate from Delft University of Technology in 2001 where her research focused on the role of institutions in creating the potential for electronic commerce in developing countries.

Her expertise includes both critical and practical analyses of international, sectoral and organizational contexts where information and communication technologies are used to foster economic and social development. Her work has been carried out in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while working with diverse organizations such as the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Save the Children and the U.S. State Department, to name a few.

Outcomes from her work, including more than 50 journal articles, book chapters and refereed conference proceedings, have appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Information Technology, The Information Society, Telecommunications Policy and Information Systems Frontiers. Maitland's research has been supported by the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. National Science Foundation and IBM, among others.

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