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Education: Ph.D., Ohio University
Areas of Expertise: Telecommunications and business strategy, Communication technology and innovation.
Richard A. Gershon, Ph.D., (Ohio University) is Professor and Co-Director of the Telecommunications & Information Management program at Western Michigan University
where he teaches courses in Telecommunications Management and Communication
Technology & Innovation. Dr. Gershon 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 sponsored by the National Cable
Television Center. 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) and served as the organization’s first President.