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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Peter Muhlberger – Faculty Fellow

pmuhlber@nsf.gov

Dr. Peter Muhlberger is a Senior Analyst for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Previously, he was a NSF Program Director for political science, cybersecurity, and data-intensive research. He was a member of the NSF Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering Strategic Leadership Group. Dr. Muhlberger has served as E-Democracy Research Director at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS) and Director of the Center for Communication Research in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. Dr. Muhlberger has published in such journals as Political Psychology, Political Communication, the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, and Information Polity. He designed and directed research on Carnegie Mellon University’s Virtual Agora Project, a NSF-funded grant project investigating the political, social, and psychological effects of computer-mediated political engagement. He was also principal investigator on the Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project, a NSF-funded project applying natural language processing and multi-level deliberation to federal agency online rulemaking.