About Benjamin W. Cramer

Ben looks like this except with blonde hairIn 2009 I received a PhD in the College of Communications at Penn State University. I can be reached at cramer520@yahoo.com. My research focuses on media law and telecommunications policy, with concentrations in government transparency, intellectual property, and the political economy of communications. Environmental law is a significant outside interest.

In 2009-2010 I was a Visiting Professor of Telecommunications at Central European University, Department of Public Policy. During this assignment in Budapest, Hungary I taught telecommunications policy and global broadcasting law and conducted comparative research on European and American policy on mass communications content and access.

For 2010-2012 I am a post-doctoral researcher and instructor at Penn State University, and the managing editor of Journal of Information Policy.

Currently seeking an Assistant Professor position in mass communications or public policy.

I also have nearly a decade of experience as a technical writer and trainer in the information technology field, and am a published writer on outdoor adventures and environmental issues in Pennsylvania. In my spare time I am an active local environmental volunteer and freelance writer, and an avid hiker and reader.

For those working in academia: My C.V., teaching philosophy, and academic writing samples are available on this site. Please use the menu at the right to see more.

For Pennsylvania hiking enthusiasts: Ben Cramer's Guide to the Allegheny Front Trail is avaiable as a FREE download from this site. Please use the Outdoor Writing link in the menu at the right.