As new technologies emerge, and become rapidly part of everyday life, policy and regulatory initiatives are now at the forefront. At ComArtSci, we research the social and industry implications of communication and information technology with a focus on the governance of emerging media, information and communication. Within this area of study, we bring together researchers from across the college with expertise in communication, media, social media and gaming to identify the policy and regulatory choices and options affected by change in communication technologies, industries, and consumer choices.
Johannes M. Bauer has been named director of the James H. and Mary B. Quello Center and Quello Chair for Media and Information Policy in the Department of Media and Information of the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Bauer will succeed William H. Dutton effective August 16.Read more
The Quello Center is focused on research that stimulates and informs public debate on media, communication and information policy. Our research often challenges assumptions about the role of technology, policy and regulation for citizens, communities, and society in pursuit of optimizing the full benefits of advanced communications in the digital age. Quello. Current research addresses next-generation networks (5G, Internet of Things), network neutrality, digital inclusion, the opportunities of next-generation media, and data ethics.
Jef I. Richards, J.D. (Indiana University, 1981), Ph.D (University of Wisconsin, 1988), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Advertising + Public Relations at Michigan State University. He was a Professor of Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin, 1988-2010, serving as Department Chairman 1998 to 2002.
Rick Wash is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information. His work involves understanding how people think about their interactions with computers, and their interactions with other people through computers, with a particular focus on security and collaborative systems.
Policy and Governance is one of a number of thematic, collaborative research interest areas in ComArtSci. Although graduate students apply to one of the three doctoral areas or any masters areas in the college, they may become research collaborators in any of the interest areas. For example, students specializing in advertising, communication, and journalism participate in the Policy and Governance interest group.