I am the Chair of the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media at Michigan State University. My research, teaching and writing focuses on the digital economy, with a particular interest in how the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) can be fully utilized while its potential downsides can be tamed. This passion has resulted in a three-pronged research program on the economics and management of ICT, its organization and effects, and its local, national, and global governance.
Our research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and other private and public institutions. In addition to my academic roles, I serve as the Chair of the Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC) and as an associate editor of the interdisciplinary journal Telecommunications Policy. I am a regular speaker at national and international conferences and have served as an advisor to public and private sector organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Recent articles have appeared in Telecommunications Policy, Government Information Quarterly, the International Journal of Communication, Information Systems Frontiers, Info, and the International Telecommunications Policy Review. A book co-edited with Volker Schneider and Achim Lang on Innovation Policy and Governance of High-Tech Industries was published in 2013 by Springer.