People

Below you will find a listing of the people associated with the Quello Center of Telecommunication Management and Law. Including:


Director

Steve WildmanSteve Wildman

James H. Quello Chair of Telecommunication Studies
406 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.8004
Fax: 517.432.8065
Email: swildman (at) msu.edu

Steve Wildman is the co-author or co-editor of five books, including Video Economics and Making Universal Service Policy, and numerous articles on economics and policy for communication industries. Prior professional positions include:

  • Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Program in Telecommunications Science, Management & Policy, Northwestern University.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA; Senior Economist, Economists Incorporated.

Research interests include:

  1. Economics and policy for mass media industries,
  2. Institutional underpinnings of law and regulation for communication industries;
  3. Universal service policy;
  4. Formal models of communication processes.

Credentials:

  • PhD and MA in Economics, Stanford University
  • BA in Economics, Wabash College

Associate Directors
 

Jonathan ObarJonathan Obar

Visiting Assistant Professor, Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
404 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.8002
Email: obar (at) msu.edu

Jonathan A. Obar is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals including: the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Law & Policy, Journalism Studies, the Free Speech Yearbook and Harvard’s Program on Information Resources Policy. Prior professional positions include: Instructor, College of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University, Research Fellow, Free Press Research interests include: Media and telecommunications regulation, FCC policymaking processes, Political economy of the mass media, Network neutrality, Comparative and international communications.

Gary ReidGary Reid

Distinguished Senior Academic Specialist; WDBM-FM Station Manager
416 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517-353-9753
Fax: 517-355-1292
Email: reidg (at) msu.edu


Director of Special Programs
 

Johannes M. Bauer

Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
417 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.8003
Fax: 517.355.1292
Email: bauerj (at) msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~bauerj

Johannes M. Bauer is a professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University. He has co-authored and co-edited six books and more than fifty articles on information and communication policy. His work is published in Information Economics and Policy, Telecommunications Policy, Telematics and Informatics, INFO, The Journal of Economic Issues, and Land Economics. Recent research projects were funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Prior professional positions include:

  • Executive Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law
  • Director, Institute of Public Utilities and Network Industries at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
  • Visiting Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Assistant Professor, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria

Research interests include:

  • Information and communications policy
  • Economics of information and communications industries
  • Design of efficient regulatory regimes
  • Comparative and international telecommunications
  • Wireless communications and mobile Internet
  • Governance of the Internet and the Knowledge Economy

Credentials:

  • Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria
  • B.A. in Precision Engineering, Federal Technical College, Mödling, Austria

Director of Media Studies
 

Steve LacySteve Lacy

404 Communication Arts and Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517-432-8002
Email: slacy (at) msu.edu

Stephen Lacy is a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Communication and School of Journalism. He has written or co-written more than 85 refereed journal articles, more than 50 refereed conference papers, ten book chapters and four books. He has co-edited two other books and written numerous other articles. He is former co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics. Professor Lacy served as director of the Michigan State University School of Journalism from 1998 to 2003 and is a former president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He has received numerous awards, including the MSU University Distinguished Faculty Award in 2000. He received his undergraduate degree in economics (1971) from the University of Illinois at Urbana, his master's degree in journalism (1979) from Texas A&M University at Commerce, and his Ph.D. in journalism (1986) from the University of Texas at Austin. Before entering the academic world, he was a photographer, and he worked as an editor of three suburban weeklies and a reporter at a suburban daily near Dallas, Texas.


Research Fellow
 

K. Matthew DamesK. Matthew Dames

406 Communication Arts and Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517-432-8001
Email: kmdames (at) msu.edu

K. Matthew Dames is a Research Fellow at the Quello Center, where his research focuses on copyright law, information policy and legislation, political language and framing, and the history of U.S. media industries. Dr. Dames earned his Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University, where he was awarded a University Fellowship, an Institute of Museum and Library Services Fellowship, and the University Doctoral Prize. Dr. Dames also has earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, where he was a Nelson Mandela Scholar.

Dr. Dames has been involved with copyright, information policy, and licensing issues for more than 30 years from the perspectives of music, the arts, law, journalism and higher education. His writings have been published widely, and he edits and curates the Quello Center’s Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/MSUQuello (@MSUQuello)


Faculty Associates
 

D. Adam CandeubD. Adam Candeub

Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
405A Law College Building
Michigan State University
College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1300
Tel: 517.432.6906
Email: candeub (at) law.msu.edu
http://www.law.msu.edu/faculty_staff/profile.php?prof=370

Kevin SaundersKevin Saunders

Professor of Law - Michigan State University College of Law
443 Law College Building
Michigan State University
College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1300
Tel: 517.432.6911
Email: saunde44 (at) law.msu.edu
http://www.law.msu.edu/faculty_staff/profile.php?prof=61

Peter K. YuPeter K. Yu

Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Director of Intellectual Property Law Center
Drake University Law School
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
Tel: 515.271.2948
Fax: 515.271.2530
Email: peter_yu (at) msn.com


Research Associates
 

Barbara A. CherryBarbara A. Cherry

Professor, Department of Telecommunications
Indiana University
Radio-TV 313
Bloomington, Indiana
Email: cherryb (at) indiana.edu

Constantinos CoursarisConstantinos Coursaris

Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
409 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.353.3122
Fax: 517.355.1292
Email: coursari (at) msu.edu

Bob LaRoseRobert LaRose

Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
409 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.6336
Fax: 517.355.1292
Email: larose (at) msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~larose/

Hairong LiHairong Li

Professor, Department of Advertising, Public Relations, & Retailing
313 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.355.1739
Fax: 517.432.2589
Email: hairong (at) msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~hairong/

Nora RifonNora Rifon

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, Public Relations, & Retailing
309 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.355.3295
Fax: 517.432.2589
Email: rifon (at) msu.edu

Charles SteinfieldCharles Steinfield

Chair and Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
409 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.6336
Fax: 517.355.1292
Email: steinfie (at) msu.edu

Carol TingCarol Ting

Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Macau Av. Padre Tomas Pereira
Macau
Email: tingyf (at) umac.mo

 

Pamela WhittenPamela Whitten

Dean of College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
409 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.6336
Fax: 517.355.1292
Email: pwhitten (at) msu.edu


Research Assistants

Sang Yup LeeSang Yup Lee

Ph.D. Student
406 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.8001
Fax: 517.432.8065
Email: leesan61 (at) msu.edu

Wenjuan Ma Wenjuan Ma

406 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.432.8001
Fax: 517.432.8065
Email: mawenjua (at) msu.edu


Administrative Staff
 

Joy MulvaneyJoy Mulvaney

Administrative Assistant
406 Communication Arts & Sciences Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212
Tel: 517.432.8001
Fax: 517.432.8065
Email: mulvaney (at) msu.edu


Advisory Board

  • Lauren Belvin, FCC
  • Marjory Blumenthal, Georgetown University
  • Roderick Coy, Clark Hill PLC
  • John D. Evans, John D. Evans Foundation
  • Brian Fontes, National Emergency Number Association
  • Alyssa Harvey, Harman International Industries, Inc.
  • Richard D. McLellan, Dykema Gossett, PLLC
  • Robert Pepper, Cisco
  • Karole White, Michigan Association of Broadcasters
  • Pamela Whitten, Dean, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU
  • Richard Wiley, Wiley Rein LLP