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The Center for Information and Communication Sciences
Ball Communication Building 221
Ball State University, 2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
Dr. Robert Yadon is director of the Digital Policy Institute (DPI) at Ball State University.
He came to Ball State from Washington, D.C., where he was vice president of television operations for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
Dr. Yadon holds a PhD in mass media from Michigan State University and a master of science in mass communications from Oklahoma State University.
Since his arrival at Ball State in 1987, Dr. Yadon has taught graduate courses in technology, business aspects, and regulatory policy issues at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences. Dr. Yadon was involved with the early development of the center, including having the primary responsibility for funding of the Applied Research Institute and creation of the Digital Policy Institute.
His area of research specialization is policy strategy and the development of successful state and federal campaigns. Since 2006 he has authored or co-authored eight major policy studies on state deregulation, published a number of journal articles and op-ed pieces on public policy issues in the telecommunication arena, and conducted research on broadband wireless. The institute, under his leadership, was recently renamed by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.
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