Rutgers Law School is pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Ellen P. Goodman, Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law, has taken leave to serve as Senior Advisor for Algorithmic Justice at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce. NTIA represents the Executive Branch in domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities. Working with the Office of Policy and Planning, Prof. Goodman will lead NTIA efforts on artificial intelligence governance and algorithmic justice, as well as advise on communications platform and information issues. This is a return to government for Prof. Goodman, who served as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Federal Communications Commission.
Prof. Goodman specializes in information policy law, focusing on smart cities, algorithmic and data governance, free speech, media policy and civic information, advertising, and digital platform power. Her research on algorithmic governance and civic information has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Democracy Fund, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Prof. Goodman was formally a Visiting Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund Digital.