2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, ME 04240, United States
Bates College where Andrea Kavanaugh received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
1 Kipling Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301, United States
School for International Training where Andrea Kavanaugh received her Master of Arts degree.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States
The University of Pennsylvania where Andrea Kavanaugh received her Master of Arts degree.
studied at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, United States
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where Andrea Kavanaugh received her Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Andrea Kavanaugh at VT Center for Human-Computer Interaction.
(A discussion of all the developments of the community net...)
A discussion of all the developments of the community network in North America, the Blacksburg Electronic Village. It relates how the community got connected and addresses the social, economic, technical and educational impact of working in a connected town, including key factors for success, new network technologies, fiber on Main Street efforts, and local government initiatives. The second edition has been to explain how the Blacksburg Electronic Village has developed from its original conception in 1991 and is written in nontechnical language.
(In order to improve productivity and economic development...)
In order to improve productivity and economic development, developing countries have been expanding their telecommunications infrastructure and integrating advanced information technology into their socioeconomic system. Some scholars argue that new media will be integral to the overthrow of authoritarian regimes and will allow democracy to bloom throughout developing countries. Others claim that new media will strengthen centralized control and further erode social liberty and pluralism. This study of three North African states - Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco - argues for a third, more likely outcome.
(A modern telecommunications network is an essential infra...)
A modern telecommunications network is an essential infrastructure for the world's developing nations. The emergence of new technologies, the entrance of supra-national carriers, and deregulation in the telecommunications sector have resulted in the globalization of telecommunications and the opening of markets on every continent. Collecting the work of 19 expert contributors, this book provides a comprehensive examination of what African countries are doing to build their telecommunications capabilities.
Andrea Kavanaugh received Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises and Diplôme de Langue Française from Alliance Française in 1972. She studied at Bates College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. Then she received a Master of Arts degree in international administration from the School for International Training in 1980. Then she studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Master of Arts degree in communications in 1985. In 1990 she received a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
After receiving of a bachelor's degree, Andrea Kavanaugh went to French American Bilingual School where she worked as an instructor and administrative assistant till 1977. From 1984 till 1985 she took the position of a research assistant at United States Department of Commerce. In 1989 she was an instructor in communications studies at Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia. Kavanaugh joined Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, in 1991 as a research fellow and in 1992 became an instructor at Center for Humanities. Then she served as Director of Research for the Blacksburg Electronic Village from its inception in 1993.
From 1997 till 1998 she was also an adjunct professor of communication studies at Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, where she is the director from 2002. Her research interests in human-computer interaction lie specifically in the area of social computing, including communication behavior and effects, and development communication (communication and information technology use and social impact in developing countries). Current research funded by the National Science Foundation includes "Participation on the Town Square in the Era of Web 2.0" and "Digital Library Network for Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery." She was also a lecturer at educational institutions, including University of London in 1991, Mohamed V University in Morocco in 1992, and Georgetown University in 1998.
Andrea Kavanaugh is also an author of 1998 The Social Control of Technology in North Africa: Information in the Global Economy, a contributor to 1984 Television and Adult Education and 1998 Telecommunications in Africa, editor and contributor to 1997 Community Networks: Lessons from Blacksburg, Virginia. She contributed articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Communications, Business Communications Review, Telecommunications Policy, Media Information Australia, and Tunisian Scientific.
(In order to improve productivity and economic development...)1998
(A discussion of all the developments of the community net...)1997
(A modern telecommunications network is an essential infra...)1998
Andrea Kavanaugh was a member of the executive board at New Century Communications Network, Inc. She is a member of the International Communication Association, American Institute of Maghrebi Studies, and Middle East Studies Association.
Andrea Kavanaugh married Djavad Salehi on June 15, 1985. The marriage produced two children, Gilan Karl and Kia Leila.