Who's who

Academic staff at LSE

Dr Bingchun Meng
|Director of MSc Global Media and Communications (with Fudan)

Professor Terhi Rantanen|
Director of MSc Global Media and Communications (with USC)

Gemma James
MSc Administrator

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Academic staff at Fudan

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Academic staff at USC

Here you will find information on USC Staff teaching core courses and their research interests.
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Aronson, Jonathon (Prof) - ASC 324G
Jonathan Aronson is an expert on international trade and monetary relations and international communications policy. Aronson has written on issues related to international finance, trade in services, and international intellectual property. His books include "Managing the World Economy: The Consequences of International Corporate Alliances" (Council on Foreign Relations) and "When Countries Talk: International Trade in Telecommunications Services" (Balllinger).

Contact details: aronson@usc.edu|

Ball-Rokeach, Sandra (Prof) - ASC 305E
Researches the areas of community intercultural issues, interpersonal and collective violence, gender equality, media effects, social movements, beliefs systems, and mass media theory. Has served as Rockefeller Fellow and Fulbright Fellow. Served as co-editor of Communication Research and on the editorial board of Public Opinion Quarterly.

Contact details: ballrok@usc.edu|

Castells, Manuel (Prof) - ASC 305
Prof. Castells e is the author of 21 books and editor or co-author of 15 additional books, as well as over 100 articles in academic journals. His trilogy "The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture" was published by Blackwell in 1996-98 in the first edition and in 2000-2003 in its second edition.

It has been translated into Spanish (Spain and Mexico), French, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Chinese (in complex characters in Taipei, in simplified characters in Beijing), Russian, Swedish, German, Italian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Danish, Korean, Japanese, Parsi, Arabic, Lithuanian, and Catalan.

His most recent books are "The Internet Galaxy" (Oxford University Press, 2001), "The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model" (Oxford University Press, 2002, with Pekka Himanen), "La societat xarxa a Catalunya" (Mondadori, 2003, co-author), and "The Network Society: A Global Perspective" (London: Edward Elgar, 2004, editor and co-author).

Fulk, Janet (Prof) - ASC 303E
In her career as an educator, Fulk has concentrated on researching organizational communication. Her recent publications include "Shaping Organizational Form: Communication, Connection and Community" (1999, with Gerardine DeSanctis), and "Organizations and Communication Technology" (1990, with Charles Steinfield); the latter won an award from the National Communication Association.

Contact details: fulk@usc.edu|

Hollihan, Tom (Prof) - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ASC 202B
Thomas Hollihan is professor of communication and associate dean for academic affairs in the Annenberg School. He publishes in the areas of argumentation, political campaign communication, contemporary rhetorical criticism, and organizational advocacy.

His most recent book, Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2001. He co-authored (with Kevin Baaske) Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Process of Human Decision Making.

He also edited the volume Argument at Century's End: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning the Future. In addition, Hollihan has published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Quarterly, Western Journal of Communication, Southern Speech Communication Journal, Speaker and Gavel, and Debate Issues.

Contact details: hollihan@usc.edu|

Monge, Peter (Prof) - ASC 307B
Peter Monge is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business.

He has published Communicating and Organizing (with Vince Farace and Hamish Russell), Multivariate Techniques in Human Communication Research (with Joe Cappella), Policing Hawthorne (with Janet Fulk and Greg Patton) and Reasoning with Statistics (5th ed, with Fred Williams).

His research on organizational communication networks, collaborative information systems, globalization and communication processes, coevolutionary theory, and research methods has been published in numerous leading communication and organizational journals, handbooks, and book chapters.

Contact details: monge@usc.edu|

Riley, Patricia (Dr) - Director, School of Communication, Associate Professor ASC 305C
Dr Riley is the Director of the School of Communication in the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. She is a specialist in organizational communication and internationally known for her work on institutional politics and organizational culture change.

Her most recent research focuses on the role of communication infrastructure in knowledge management processes and on the role of communication and information technologies in organizational change and transformation. She has a new grant funded by the DOD to help develop and evaluate virtual training.

Her work has appeared in such books as Organizational Communication and Change, Organizational Culture, Advances in Leadership Research and the Handbook of Organizational Communication.

Contact details: priley@usc.edu|

Vorderer, Peter (Prof) - ASC 324F
Professor Vorderer is a leading expert on the psychology of entertainment who comes to USC Annenberg from Hanover University of Music and Drama in Germany. He heads the School of Communication's entertainment program. For the past two years, Vorderer has served as executive editor of the Journal of Media Psychology. Vorderer has edited (with Dolf Zillmann) Media Entertainment: The Psychology of its Appeal and (with Hans J Wulff and Mike Friedrichsen) Suspense: Conceptualizations, Theoretical Analyses, and Empirical Explorations.

Contact details: vorderer@usc.edu|