Richard A. Gershon, Ph.D., (Ohio University) is Professor and
Co-Director of the Telecommunications & Information Management
(TIM) program at Western Michigan University where he teaches
courses in media management and telecommunications. He is the
author of Telecommunications & Business Strategy (2009) and
The Transnational Media Corporation: Global Messages and Free
Market Competition, winner of the 1998 book of the year by the
U.S. Cable Center. Dr. Gershon is a Fulbright scholar having held
visiting appointments at the University of Navarra, Spain and
Nihon University, Japan.
Dr. Gershon has twice been selected for national teaching honors,
including the Steven H. Coltrin Professor of the Year Award (2000)
by the International Radio & Television Society(IRTS) and the Barry
Sherman Award for Teaching Excellence (2001) by the Management
and Economics division of the Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication (AEJMC). In 2007, he was the recipient
of the Distinguished Teaching Award at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Gershon is a founding member of the International
Telecommunications Education Research Association (ITERA) where
he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.