Faculty and Research Associates

    Aleksandr Yankelevich

    Quello Research Associate

    Dr Aleksandr Yankelevich was a Research Assistant Professor in the Quello Center, from 2015-17, when he transitioned to a position at the University of Kansas. Aleks joined us from his position as an Industry Economist working for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless and Wireline Telecommunications Bureaus. At the FCC, he has provided economic expertise on various rule makings, mergers, and secondary market transactions involving the allocation of electromagnetic spectrum for mobile use. In 2013, he received the FCC’s Excellence in Economic Analysis Award.

    Aleks’s primary research is in the field of industrial organization, where he has focused on firm price discrimination and vertical interactions between competitors. His research has increasingly focused on information services, including subscription and dedicated access services. Aleks received his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and in Management (Summa Cum Laude) from SUNY Binghamton in 2003.

    At the Quello Center, Aleks worked on a variety of projects focused on wireless spectrum and applications, such as around rural access and bridging the homework gap. He remains an associate of the Quello Center, collaborating on a number of papers begun during his tenure at the Center.

    Adam Candeub

    Professor, Michigan State University College of Law

    Adam Candeub is Professor, and Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, at Michigan State University College of Law, which he joined in 2004, and Director of the Intellectual Property and Communications Law program at MSU. He is a key resource for the Quello Center in areas of media law and policy. He was an attorney-advisor for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Media Bureau and previously in the Common Carrier Bureau, Competitive Pricing Division. His work at the FCC involved him in critical decisions in communications law. From 1998 to 2000, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate for the Washington D.C. firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, in the issues and appeals practice. He also has served as a corporate associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, also in Washington, D.C. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He is well published in numerous law reviews. Professor Candeub’s scholarly interests focus on the intersection of regulation, economics, and communications law and policy.

    Constantinos K. Coursaris, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.Eng.

    Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

    Associate Chairperson and Director of Graduate Studies
    Associate Professor, Media and Information
    Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
    Professor by Courtesy, Usability / Accessibility
    Research and Consulting
    Michigan State University

    Constantinos studies user motivations, expectations, and experiences with new media and the consequent design implications with a focus on social systems. His current research interests lie in the intersection of usability and mobile technologies for the purpose of health and/or commercial applications. Two overarching research questions frame his scholarly pursuits:

    1. What drives the optimal design of new media interfaces vis-à-vis usability and performance?
    2. What content considerations evoke desired affective and/or behavioral outcomes?

    Constantinos’ research has been published widely in top peer-reviewed journals, such Information & Management, New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, Online Information Review, among others. To support his research, he works in interdisciplinary teams and has received external funding in excess of million from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative, McKesson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Leo Burnett Detroit. He also has extensive consulting experience and has trained diverse organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Learn more on, SmartConsulting.Solutions, and follow him @DrCoursaris.


    • Tel: 517-353-3122
    • Location: Room 414, Communication Arts and Sciences, 404 Wilson Rd. East Lansing, Michigan
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    Gary Reid

    Distinguished Senior Academic Specialist, WDBM-FM Station Manager

    Gary Reid has been associated with the Quello Center since its inception. He was the Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WDBM-FM, WKAR-AM/FM/TV until 2016 and is a University Distinguished Senior Specialist in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. He remains a faculty associate 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.


      A. Michael Noll

      Emeritus Professor, Annenberg School for Communication at USC

      A. Michael Noll is Professor Emeritus of Communications at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Prof. Noll has had a varied career, including basic research at Bell Labs, science policy on the staff of the White House Science Advisor, and marketing at AT&T. He is an early pioneer in computer art, stereoscopic computer animation, and force- feedback (a forerunner of today’s virtual reality). Prof. Noll has published nearly 100 papers on his research and is the author of eleven books related to telecommunication technology and communications. His most recent book, The Evolution of Media, available from Rowman & Littlefield, is a broad examination of the characterization of media. He has also written over 150 opinion and column pieces for various newspapers and trade publications. His current research is primarily archival and historical, focusing on Bell Labs and digital media.

        Jonathan Obar

        Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

        Jonathan Obar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University. He is also a Public Policy Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation, and a Senior Advisor with Wikipedia’s Global Education Program. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Associate Director of the Quello Center, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in what is now the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State. His research focuses on the impact digital technologies have on civil liberties, civic engagement and the inclusiveness of public culture. Dr. Obar holds an MA in Media Studies from Syracuse University and a PhD in Mass Communication from Penn State University.

          Valeta Wensloff

          Undergraduate Director, Department of Media and Information

          Valeta Wensloff manages the web, print, and other design materials to support the research and dissemination efforts of the faculty and staff of the Quello Center.

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          • Tel: 517-432-5669
          • Location: Room 411, 404 Wilson Road, Communication Arts and Sciences, East Lansing MI 48824

          Charles Steinfield

          Professor, Department of Media and Information

          Charles Steinfield is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information, where he previously served as head of department. He has been a leading authority on the use and impact of information and communication technologies in organisations. Professor Steinfield is presently focused on how the Internet can support development objectives, and is conducting empirical research in selected nations of Africa. His work that has many implications for policy and practice central to the research of the Quello Center.

          • Tel: 517-432-8651
          • Location: Room 422, 404 Wilson Road, Communication Arts and Sciences, East Lansing, MI 48824