Matt Jackson

Associate Professor and Head
Department of Telecommunications
Penn State University


Matt Jackson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Telecommunications at Penn State University, where he teaches Copyright Law, Media Programming Strategies, Telecommunications Law and Policy, and Introduction to Telecommunications.  His research focuses on how copyright law shapes technology, communication networks and free speech.  Matt earned a B.S. in Telecommunications and M.A. in Mass Communication at the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication at Indiana University-Bloomington.


Dr. Jacksonís professional experience includes work in commercial radio (WRUF-AM/FM) and public radio (WUFT-FM) as a DJ, features producer, public affairs director and traffic director.  He also worked as a sound engineer and assistant stage manager at the Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville, FL.  Before earning his undergraduate degree, Professor Jackson dropped out of college to manage an alternative rock band (Naiomiís Hair) and founded his own music management agency, Fervent Music.   Mattís hobbies include scuba diving, sailing and travelling.  He lives in State College, Pennsylvania with his wife Amber and cat Bootleg.




Updated August 2, 2013


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