Brandie Martin Nonnecke is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley and is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society.
Brandie conducts research on the dynamic interconnections between law, policy, and emerging technologies. She studies the role of non-binding multi-stakeholder policy networks on stakeholder participation and influence in internet governance and information and communication technology (ICT) policymaking.
She also investigates how ICTs can be used as tools to support civic participation, to improve governance and accountability, and to foster economic and social development. In this capacity, she designs and deploys participatory evaluation platforms that utilize statistical models and collaborative filtering to tap into collective intelligence and reveal novel insights (See Projects), including the California Report Card launched in collaboration with the Office of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the DevCAFE system launched in Mexico, Uganda, and the Philippines to enable participatory evaluation of the effectiveness of development interventions.
She has published articles in Telecommunications Policy, Telematics & Informatics, Communications & Strategies, Information Technologies & International Development, and Policy & Internet.
Brandie received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University where she also served as Research Fellow for the Institute for Information Policy. Her dissertation research evaluated the role of the East Africa Internet Governance Forum in influencing ICT policy harmonization within the East African Community (published in Telecommunications Policy). She holds an MS degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Technology and Social Change from Iowa State University.
In 2007, Brandie helped found Establish & Grow, a university-wide student service-learning project at Iowa State University. Establish & Grow aims to foster student service-learning projects that focus their efforts on addressing nutritional needs and providing nutrition education and agricultural skills development to malnourished mothers and children in Kamuli District, Uganda.