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As an assistant professor in telecommunications with a focus on law and regulation, I primarily teach Telecommunications Law & Regulation (undergrad – required) and Technology Policy (grad) along with Communicating Privacy (grad). 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.

 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

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

I created this graduate course for Fall 2016 with the goal of  both training students to effectively communicate privacy and security information, and to recognize the importance of the interdisciplinary study of these topics. This seminar requires students to work in groups to complete a privacy policy/terms of service assessment and a final research paper. Future classes will require that students complete a full paper for submission to a conference. This interdisciplinary course attracts graduate students from human-centered computing, cybersecurity, mass communication, and law. This course will soon be a permanent part of the CJC graduate course offerings.

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