Beth Simone Noveck is a professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, with joint appointments in the School of Law, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the College of Arts, Media and Design. She directs the Burnes Center for Social Change, The Governance Lab, and the MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance.
Outside of Northeastern, Noveck is visiting senior faculty fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and a fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge. She now serves as the first-ever Chief Innovation Officer for the state of New Jersey and sits on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Digital Council. Her latest book, Solving Public Problems: How to Fix Our Government and Change Our World, was published in 2021 by Yale Press.
President Obama previously appointed Noveck the first-ever United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative. She also served as a senior advisor for Open Government under U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. Today, she is a member of numerous committees, including the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Centre for the Mathematics of Precision Healthcare, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy.
Noveck, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and her Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company and one of the “Top Women in Technology” by Huffington Post.