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The Center for Information and Communication Sciences
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Ball State University, 2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
Dr. Jay Gillette is Professor of Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) in Indiana, USA. He is a Research Associate in its Applied Research Institute, and serves as Director of its Human Factors Institute. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Digital Policy Institute.
Dr. Gillette is a member of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (www.ptc.org), an international NGO for Pacific hemisphere telecommunications development. In 2005 he was elected to its international Advisory Council, and served a two-year term as Chairman. He is also a member of the North American Steering Committee of Global Forum, called “the Davos of IT,” where he has been both a presenter and appointed Session Moderator. He has covered the PTC Honolulu, Global Forum, and Intelligent Communities Forum conferences as a correspondent for Network World, the leading trade journal for enterprise networking.
He has been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford. He also was Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Dr. Gillette served as a Senior Policy Fellow at the Docking Institute of Public Affairs in Kansas, and as a Senior Fellow of Information Technology and Telecommunications at the Center for the New West, in Colorado.
He worked at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research, now Telcordia Technologies) as Program Manager in its Information Networking Institute and as Senior Technical Planner and Senior Project Manager in its Information Management Services division. He was a member of the industry team that helped develop Carnegie Mellon University’s graduate degree in Information Networking.
Earlier, Dr. Gillette was a professor of humanities and technical communication at the Colorado School of Mines. He also was an editor on the staff of the Mark Twain Papers at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. He earned his graduate degrees at the University of California, Berkeley, and undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to his work in the information economy, Dr. Gillette has research interests in the impact of the industrial revolution in American culture, and in Mark Twain.
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