Through translational research and technology development efforts, our faculty are working to understand the drivers of effective innovation and entrepreneurship. We are designing, developing and evaluating technologies and media as catalysts and accelerators of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation. Consequences of innovation-induced media change are top of mind for our researchers, including development, controllability and the social & organizational innovations needed to harness the benefits of technological innovations.
As the only public broadcaster granted an experimental ATSC 3.0 license by the FCC, researchers at MSU are exploring the future of TV. Teams at ComArtSci and WKAR and working together to study outcomes related to education and public media content.
We are an active learning community within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. We take students from different majors and disciplines, mix them together and put them into real-world situations that test the abilities and skills they learn in the classroom. Join us to gain experience, grow personally and professionally, network and have a blast.
The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law is focused on stimulating and informing debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age.
The Trifecta Initiative for Interdisciplinary Health Research fosters collaboration between the colleges of Engineering, Nursing, and Communication Arts and Sciences.
The Center for Innovation and Research has been created through a formal partnership agreement between Sparrow Health System and Michigan State University. It will bring together potential innovators between MSU and Sparrow and support the formation of partnerships within and beyond the boundaries of our separate systems.
THoused within MSU's International Studies and Programs unit, the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation addresses critical pressures on the world's food supply by creating, testing and enabling the scaling of solutions. GCFSI takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the entire food system and considers major environmental, economic and social trends, as well as workforce development needs that will impact future food security. Launched in 2012, GCFSI is one of eight development labs established through the Higher Education Solutions Network of the United States Agency for International Development
WKAR was one of the first broadcasters in the nation to receive an experimental license to develop new programming using ATSC 3.0 technology. The public broadcast station aims to use the new technology in the Media Innovation Lab for informative and educational purposes, tapping unique technology that combines the reach of television broadcasting with the capability of high speed internet. In short, interactive television.Read more
Design, develop and evaluate technologies and media as catalysts and accelerators of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation
Development, controllability and consequences of innovation-induced media change
Work at the intersection of technological change and attendant institutional responses, e.g., regulation, policy, etc.
Dr. Wietske van Osch received her Ph.D. in Economics (Information Systems) at the University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral dissertation focused on “Generative Collectives” and in particular the structural, cognitive and technological dimensions of online communities that result in enhanced innovation and won the First Runner Up award for the ACM SIGMIS / AIS Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2012.
Natascha Just is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information and a Quello Research Fellow. She has an MA in communication science/romance philology and a Ph.D. in communication science from the University of Vienna, Austria.
I earned a PhD from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Izak Benbasat. Beginning from my master’s thesis, I published in premier journals, including MIS Quarterly (impact factor 4.659), ISR (impact factor 2.146), Communications of the ACM, and ACM Transactions on CHI, which are cited over 500 times (as of August 2014, Google Scholar).
Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris is an Associate Chairperson, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He is also Professor by Courtesy, Usability / Accessibility Research & Consulting in MSU Outreach and Engagement.
Professor Thorson joined the MSU faculty in fall, 2016. Prior, she was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Thorson publishes extensively on advertising message effects, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Advertising.