I primarily teach Telecommunications Law & Regulation (undergrad – required). Since 2017 I have cross-listed this course with a course in computer science entitled, Social and Legal issues in computing. At the graduate level I teach two advanced seminars: Technology Policy and Communicating Privacy. At times I teach Introduction to Media and Communications (undergrad). As graduate faculty, I serve as a member of many thesis/dissertation committees both within the College of Journalism and Communications and other colleges. I also advise undergraduate senior projects and am proud to be a mentor for the University Minority Mentor Program.
RTV4700: Telecommunications Law & Regulation/CGS3065: Social & Legal Issues in Computing
This senior-level undergraduate course is required of all telecommunications majors. It is a media law survey course aimed at providing students with foundational knowledge of subjects like the First Amendment, copyright, defamation, privacy, etc. I’ve now cross-listed this class with a computer science course with a goal of emphasizing teamwork, communication skills, and collaborative learning.
MMC5215: Technology Policy (formerly RTV5702: Telecommunications Regulation)
This course presents an advanced, interdisciplinary discussion of technology and information law, policy, and regulation. In examining these topics, we will emphasize the intersection of technology, economics, public policy, and human and organizational behavior with a particular emphasis on media technology. Ultimately the course investigates the justifications for, and approaches to, current law and regulation impacting the technology and information sectors. Beginning Spring 2019, this course will focus on a different specific topic each semester.
Previous description – This graduate seminar presents an advanced, interdisciplinary discussion of telecommunication and information law, policy, and regulation. In examining these topics, the course emphasizes the intersection of technology, economics, public policy, and human and organizational behavior. Ultimately the course investigates the justifications for, and approaches to, current law and regulation impacting the technology and information sectors. Students to prepare questions and thoughts on readings in advance of class and to participate in class discussions and are required to complete policy papers that are submitted to national/international conferences. The course will soon be retitled, Technology Policy, and will cover media/communications technology more broadly and attract a more diverse group of students.
MMC6936: Communicating Privacy