Media Rep Contact

Laura Byerley (primary)
(512) 471-2182

Sharon L Strover

Sharon Strover
Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication

Phone: +1 512 471 6652

Dr. Strover researches and teaches various topics related to communications and telecommunications, including courses on the Information Society, telecommunication policy, research methodology, and technology and culture classes. She also directs the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute at the University. Current research projects include examinations of telecommunications networks and policies, telecommunications infrastructure in rural regions, the "digital divide," and telehealth networks. The topics of some recently completed work include an assessment of Internet connectivity in four states, an assessment of the local and state roles in developing telecommunications infrastructure, Internet content standards for children, as well as a study looking at how several industrialized countries have sought to become Information Societies, with a special focus on deregulation tools.


The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.