Media and Information Faculty

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Jonathon M. Whiting

Instructor

Work Phone: (517) 353-9753

Jon Whiting is an academic specialist in the Department of Media and Information, charged primarily as an instructor for audio production courses in the department. He is jointly appointed with the College of Music acting as an audio and video producer, editor and videographer. He also works on video series and specials for WKAR-TV. Jon’s…Read More

Jon Whiting is an academic specialist in the Department of Media and Information, charged primarily as an instructor for audio production courses in the department. He is jointly appointed with the College of Music acting as an audio and video producer, editor and videographer. He also works on video series and specials for WKAR-TV. Jon’s previous experience on campus consists of work with the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, WDBM-FM, and MSU Extension. He is a member of both the Mott Community College Music Recording Advisory Committee and CCRESA Advisory Committee. Jon has received numerous awards and a scholarship from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Professionally, Jon has worked regularly with non-profit organizations in Michigan, implementing media production efforts ranging from still graphics to audio and video productions. He has worked on multiple documentary and short films in capacities of producer, editor, videographer, and audio production. Jon’s specialty focus is the optimization of quality and price ratios in media production.

Courses
TC343 TC443

Favorite Quotation
Push the artform.

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Lisa Whiting Dobson

Instructor

Work Phone: (517) 281-3147

Credentials:
M.A. in Telecommunication. March 1989. Video production emphasis. Michigan State University.
B.A. in Telecommunication. June 1984. Graduated cum laude. Michigan State University.
B.S. in Psychology. June 1981. Women’s Studies Thematic. Strong business background. Michigan State University.
A.A. in Dance. August 1984. Graduated magna cum laude. Lansing Community College.

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Credentials:
M.A. in Telecommunication. March 1989. Video production emphasis. Michigan State University.
B.A. in Telecommunication. June 1984. Graduated cum laude. Michigan State University.
B.S. in Psychology. June 1981. Women’s Studies Thematic. Strong business background. Michigan State University.
A.A. in Dance. August 1984. Graduated magna cum laude. Lansing Community College.

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Brian Winn

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor

Work Phone: (517) 353-5497 Work Fax: (517) 353-5498

Brian M. Winn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information and Director of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University. Winn designs, creates, and researches interactive media design, including game design, digital game-based learning and interactive health communication.

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Brian M. Winn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information and Director of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University. Winn designs, creates, and researches interactive media design, including game design, digital game-based learning and interactive health communication.

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Susan P. Wyche Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Work Phone: (517) 884-4536 Work Fax: (517) 355-1292

Susan Wyche is an Assistant Professor in the Department of  Media and Information at Michigan State University. She is also affiliated with MSU’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation funded by USAID in their Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). Her research focuses on information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). Wyche received her Ph.D. in…Read More

Susan Wyche is an Assistant Professor in the Department of  Media and Information at Michigan State University. She is also affiliated with MSU’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation funded by USAID in their Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). Her research focuses on information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). Wyche received her Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech, an MS from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Google Faculty Research Grant (2013)

Courses
Human Computer Interaction and Experience Design, Spring 2013. Information and Communication Technology For Development, Fall 2012

Key Research Interest
Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Information Communication Technology and Development, Design

Special Projects
Social Media Use in the Developing World

Project Title & Source
Google Faculty Research Grant (2013), “Motivations for Code-switching in Social Networking Sites:Focus on Urban Kenyan Youth

Selected Publications

  • Wyche, S.P., Forte, A. and Schoenebeck, S.Y. “Hustling Online: Understanding Consolidated Facebook Use in an Informal Settlement in Nairobi,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 2823-2832. (Acceptance Rate: 20%). (Awarded Best Paper Honorable Mention, Nomination Rate: 5%)
  • Wyche, S.P., and Chetty, M. “’I want to imagine how that place looks:’ Designing to Support Connectivity Between African Migrants and Home,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 2755-2764. (Acceptance Rate: 20%)
  • Wyche, S.P. and Murphy, L.L. “Powering the Cellphone Revolution: Findings from Mobile Phone Charging Trials in Off-Grid Kenya,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 1959-1968. (Acceptance Rate: 20%)

Selected Grants

Google Faculty Research Award, Susan P. Wyche, PI, $40,000

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Aleksandr Yankelevich Ph.D.

Quello Research Assistant Professor

Work Phone: 517-432-8002

Dr Aleksandr Yankelevich has been appointed to a new Research Assistant Professor position in the Quello Center, effective 1 October 2015. Aleks is joining us from his position as an Industry Economist working for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless and Wireline Telecommunications Bureaus. At the FCC, he has provided economic expertise on…Read More

Dr Aleksandr Yankelevich has been appointed to a new Research Assistant Professor position in the Quello Center, effective 1 October 2015. Aleks is joining us from his position as an Industry Economist working for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless and Wireline Telecommunications Bureaus. At the FCC, he has provided economic expertise on various rule makings, mergers, and secondary market transactions involving the allocation of electromagnetic spectrum for mobile use. In 2013, he received the FCC’s Excellence in Economic Analysis Award.

Aleks’ primary research is in the field of industrial organization, where he focuses on firm price discrimination and vertical interactions between competitors. His current research focuses on information services, including subscription and dedicated access services. Aleks received his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and in Management (Summa Cum Laude) from SUNY Binghamton in 2003.

At the Quello Center, Aleks will be contributing to the Network Neutrality Impact Study, and developing new research proposals and projects. One of his early interests is a new stream of research on regulation around the provision of special access services by local exchange carriers, such as for the provision of enterprise services for business customers.

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