William H. Dutton

Quello Director

William H. Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at MSU, where he directs the Quello Center. Bill’s research is focused on Internet Studies, focusing on the social and political aspects of the Internet, such as in the development of his conception of ‘The Fifth Estate‘. Prior to arriving at MSU, Bill was the first Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford, where he was the Founding Director of the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and Fellow of Balliol College. Before coming to Oxford in 2002, he was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he remains an Emeritus Professor. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar 1986-87, and was National Director of the UK’s Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996, before returning to Britain to direct the OII. At MSU, Bill’s Professorship is within the Department of Media and Information. Bill received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Founding Director of the OII. He is also the recipient of the International Communication Association’s (ICA) first Fred Williams’ award for contributions to the study of communication and technology, the William F. Ogburn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association in 2014, and was named an ICA Fellow in 2015. Most recently, his article on cultures of the Internet (with Grant Blank) was selected for an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.


Bill’s Blog

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Johannes M. Bauer

Director of Special Programs and Chair, Department of Media and Information

Johannes M. Bauer is Chair and Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. He is trained as an engineer and economist, holding MA and PhD degrees in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. While at MSU, he also had appointments as a visiting professor at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands (2000-2001), the University of Konstanz, Germany (Summer 2010), and most recently the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2012). Much of his research centers on policy issues critical to the Quello Center, such as on policy and regulation shaping telecommunications and the Internet, including work on net neutrality and cybersecurity.


Gary Reid

Distinguished Senior Academic Specialist, WDBM-FM Station Manager

Gary Reid is the Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WDBM-FM, WKAR-AM/FM/TV. He is a University Distinguished Senior Specialist in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. He is also an Associate Director of the Quello Center.

In 2011, Gary was the recipient of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ (MAB) Lifetime Achievement Award, and he remains a strong member of the MAB. He also has earned honors from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Association of Independent Record Distributors, and American Women in Radio and Television.

Gary is a key person within the Quello Center with a focus on broadcasting policies, regulations and practices – within Michigan and nationally. Since 1977 Reid has taught a variety of courses at MSU, including audio/radio courses, video production classes, and telecommunication technology and media management courses. He also is currently teaching in support of the state’s burgeoning film industry. Reid produced the weekly radio and Internet address for former Michigan Gov. Granholm. He has produced numerous record albums, nationally distributed radio series, and television and video productions. He has two endowed scholarships in his name at both MSU and the MAB.