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Jorge Schement

co-director, Instit Info Policy, Penn State Univ

In addition to teaching at Rutgers, Jorge Reina Schement has held positions at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at UCLA. Schement, a renowned expert on communication and information policy, will become the new dean of the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies on July 1. Schement, most recently distinguished professor of telecommunications in the College of Communications at Penn State, replaces the retiring Gustav Friedrich. Schement's research and scholarship address issues in the areas of information policy, global telecommunications, the social aspects of the information age, Spanish-language media, and information-consumer behavior. More specifically, he has focused on the social and policy consequences of the production and consumption of information, with a special interest in policy as it relates to ethnic minorities. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Schement earned his doctorate in communication at Stanford University's Institute for Communications Research and his master's degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author or editor of 10 books, with two additional volumes in preparation, 100 articles and reports, multiple other papers and presentations, and a substantial list of corporate and foundation grants.