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Robert Georges Picard

Robert Georges Picard, American writer, educator. Recipient International Research award Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development, 1984, Outstanding Research award Phi Kappa Phi, 1986, Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, Public Policy fellowship Harvard University, 2006.


  • Picard, Robert Georges was born on July 15, 1951 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Robert William and Roberta Marlene (Robertson) Picard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Loma Linda University, 1974. Master of Arts, California State University, Fullerton, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1983.


    • Editor Riverside (California) Community News, 1977-1979. Copy editor, wire editor Ontario (California) Daily Report, 1979-1980. Publications editor Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, Missouri, 1980-1983.

      From assistant to associate professor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1983-1987. Associate professor, director communication industries management Emerson College, Boston, 1987-1990. Professor California State University, Fullerton, 1990—1998, Turku School Economics, 1998—2003.

      Hamrin professor media economics Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden, since 2003. Chair Committee for Media Diversity, Boston, 1987-2003. Visiting professor Turku (Finland) School of Economics, 1993-1994.


    Chapter president American Civil Liberties Union, Baton Rouge, 1985-1987. Board directors New England Institute for Peace, Boston, 1988-1990. Coordinator publicity Habitat for Humanity, Riverside, 1991-1992.

    Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (chair professional freedom and responsibility committee 1992-1993).



    Stamp collecting/philately, sailing.


    • Married Terry Jean Haverstock, December 28, 1971 (divorced May 1979). Married Elizabeth Louise Carpelan, September 15, 1979. Children: Anna Elisabeth, Helena Caroline, Alexander William.
    • father: Robert William Picard
    • mother: Roberta Marlene (Robertson) Picard
    • spouses: Terry Jean Haverstock
    • Elizabeth Louise Carpelan
    • children: Anna Elisabeth Picard
    • Helena Caroline Picard
    • Alexander William Picard
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    Born July 15, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1974
      Loma Linda University
    • 1980
      California State University
    • 1983
      University Missouri
    • 1977 - 1979
      Editor Riverside (California) Community News
    • 1979 - 1980
      copy editor
    • 1980 - 1983
      publications editor Freedom of Information Center
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      from assistant, to associate professor Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1987 - 1990
      associate, communication industries management Emerson College
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1987 - 1990
      director, communication industries management Emerson College
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1990 - 1998
      professor, California State University
      Fullerton, California, United States
    • 2003
      Hamrin professor, media economics Jonkoping International Business School
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