- International Telecommunications
- Telecommunications Policy and Strategy
Heather E. Hudson, Ph.D., is a Professor Communications Technology Management and Policy in the School of Business and Management, and founding Director of the Telecommunications Management and Policy Program.
Her research focuses on applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for socio-economic development and policies to extend affordable access to new technologies and services, particularly for rural, indigenous and disadvantaged populations.
Dr. Hudson has planned and evaluated communication projects in more than 50 developing countries and emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the South Pacific.
She has consulted for the private sector, government agencies, consumer and indigenous organizations, and international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UNDP, USAID, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Dr. Hudson has written many articles and several books, and has presented numerous conference papers and as well as expert testimony on telecommunications applications and domestic and international policy issues such as universal service and access, incentives for investing in information infrastructure, restructuring of the telecommunications sector, and telecommunications planning for socio-economic development.
Professor Hudson was a Sloan Foundation Industry Fellow at Columbia University’s Institute for Tele-Information.
She served in subSaharan Africa as Coordinator for Evaluation and Learning Systems for IDRC’s Acacia Initiative.
She has held a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship for the Asia/Pacific, and has also been an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and Senior Fellow at CIRCIT in Australia and at the East-West Center in Hawaii.
Farm Radio International
the Pacific Telecommunications Council
the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference
Women in Telecommunications
Journal of Community Informatics
Federal Communications Commission
National Research Council
National Telecommunications and Information Administration