William H. Dutton

William H. Dutton (B.A. University of Missouri; M.A., PhD. SUNY Buffalo, 1974) is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and holds a courtesy joint appointment in USC's School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He was elected and served as President of the Faculty at USC for the 2000-01 academic year. (A recent curriculum vitae is available at http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~wdutton/vita-01.pdf.)


Digital Academe: New Media and Institutions in Higher Education and Learning (London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, forthcoming in 2002).

Two Volume Synthesis of Research on Information and Communication Technologies:

Society on the Line: Information Politics in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 1999).

Information and Communication Technologies -- Visions and Realities (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Translated into Japanese in a four-volume edition published by Fujitsu Books, 1997.

Other Major Works:

Kubicek, H., Dutton, W. H., and Williams, R. (1997) (eds), The Social Shaping of Information Superhighways: European and American Roads to the Information Superhighway (New York: Campus Verlag/St. Martin's).

Dutton, W. H., Blumler, J. G., and Kraemer, K. L. (1986) (eds), Wired Cities (Boston: G.K.Hall).

Dutton, W. H. and Kraemer, K. L. (1985), Modeling as Negotiating: The Political Dynamics of Computer Models in the Policy Process (Norwood, NJ: Ablex).

Danziger, J. N., Dutton, W. H., Kling, R., and Kraemer, K. L. (1982), Computers and Politics (New York: Columbia University Press).

Kraemer, K. L., Dutton, W. H., and Northrop, A. (1981), The Mangement of Information Systems (New York: Columbia University Press).

Journal Editing

Dutton is involved in the editing of three refereed journals in his field:
Information Communication and Society (iCS)
Prometheus: The Journal of Issues in Technological Change, Innovation, Information Economics, Communications and Science Policy
Social Science Computer Review

International and Collaborative Research:

Bill Dutton was national director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996. PICT was a social science research programme dedicated to shaping policy and practice, supported primarily by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council of Britain to six university research centres, at Brunel, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sussex, Westminster, and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

As an editor of iCS, Dutton organized a conference in October 1999 that sought to look critically at developments in online education. Entitled An International iCS Conference on New Media in Higher Education and Learning, the event drew participants from North America and Europe. Selected papers from this forum compose Volume 3, Number 4 of iCS (2000).

Bill consulted for the Economic and Social Research Council to develop a proposal for a new research intiative on "The E-Society" that would follow earlier programmes, such as PICT and The Virtual Society? Programme. This proposal will enable the ESRC to support new social and economic research aimed at understanding the restructuring of practices and institutions in the digital age from 2002 in two three-year phases to 2007.

Major Courses Taught at USC


Learning from Case Studies in Communication (COM 303)
Social and Economic Implications of Technology (COM 345)

Master's and Ph.D. Courses

Communication Management Pro-Seminar (COM 501)
Social Dynamics of Communication Technology (COM 530)
Emerging Technologies (COM 533)
Communication Policy: Global and Comparative Perspectives (COM 557)
Communication Technology and Social Change (COM 630)

Elected Positions at USC

Academic Vice President, USC Academic Senate (1999-2000)
President of the Faculty (2000-2001)

Related Sites at USC

Annenberg School for Communication
School of Policy, Planning, and Development
The Academic Senate at USC
The University of Southern California

E-mail address: wdutton@usc.edu

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Last updated January 10, 2002