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Deanna Campbell Robinson

also known as Deanna Campbell, Deanna M. Robinson

telecommunications professor

Information Economics Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Visiting Fellow Award, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Fulbright Grant, Sweden; Professional Associate Award, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; National Defense Education Act Fellow; Inner-City Teaching Master's Program Fellow; Phi Beta Kappa.


Robinson, Deanna Campbell was born on March 31, 1938 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Daughter of George Rupert and Mae Pearl (Carpenter) Campbell.


Bachelor, University Oregon, 1964. Master of Arts, University Oregon, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1974.


Assistant Professor communication Ohio State University, Columbus, 1974-1977. From Assistant Professor to Professor communication University Oregon, Eugene, 1977-2000. Professor Emeritus, 2000 to present. Consultant (electronic health records), Agate Resources 2007. Film reviewer, Sisters, Oregon "Nugget" 2004-2006. (Previously taught pre-school and high school English and filmmaking.)

Director, Pacific Advanced Communication Consortium (Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Alberta, Hawaii) 1991-1996. Team Leader, International Communication and Youth Culture Consortium (International Association for Mass Communication Research), 1982-1991. Researcher, Jerusalem International Media Studies Group, 1981-1990. Reviewer, Women in Science, National Science Foundation. Oregon Public Utility Commission ISDN Working Committee. State of Oregon Telecommunications Infrastructure Committee. Oregon Land Conservation and Development Citizen Advisory Board. Oregon Public Broadcasting Program Committee (Chair). OPB Inter-advisory Committee for ITV/Statewide Coordination of Telecommunication. KLCC-FM Advisory Council (Eugene, Oregon).

International Electrical and Electronic Engineers Association, Pacific Telecommunications Council, International Association for Mass Communication Research, International Communications Association, ASTM E31 Committee on Healthcare Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, CCR Acceleration Task Force, Internet Engineering Task Force.

GRANTS: Distance Education: Alfred P Sloan Foundation

South Korea research: UO Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, UO International Affairs Office, Stewart Fund

Universal Service: NASA/JPL

ICYC: UNESCO, German Democratic Republic and Humboldt University, World Association for Christian Communication, Government of Nigeria, University Grants Commission India, Smithsonian Institution, Luke B. Hancock Foundation, East-West Center, Johnson Foundation

JIMS; UO Graduate School Biomedical Research Support Grant Program Division of Research Resources National Institutes of Health, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Israeli government

Miscellaneous: Pacific Telecommunications Council, US Dept. of Education, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Ohio State University Graduate School, University of Oregon Graduate School, Dept. of English Washington D.C. Public School System.


  • article

    • "The Revolutionary Internet." In ntq (NewTelecom Quarterly).

    • "The Satellite Local Loop." With Polly Estabrook (Jet Propulsion Lab), Satcom Quarterly (published by JPL).

    • "PCS for Rural America." ntq (New Telecom Quarterly)

    • "US and ROK Cable Systems and Advanced Communication Networks." With Han Gwang-jub. Asian Journal of Communication, 3:1.

  • articles

    • Other articles in Canadian Journal of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Gazette, Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference Proceedings, Media Perspektiven (German), Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal for Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Policy Studies Journal, African Media Review and chapters in other books (topics: communication policy, cultural production, informatization, children and TV. Citations available upon request.

  • book

  • Book Chapter

    • "Universal Service: Problems of Contemporary Interpretation."

      (In S. Macdonald and J. Nightingale (eds) Information and ...)

    • "The Decline of Hegemony: The United States and Popular Music Production." in Allison Ewbank and Fouli Papageourgiou (Eds.). Whose Master's Voice? An International Handbook of the Popular Music Industry. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press

    • "National and International Factors in South Korean Informatization." In Luke Uka Uche (Ed.) Global and Third World Communication Trends. Lagos,Nigeria: Longman.

    • In Georgette Wang (Ed.) Treading Different Paths: Informatization in Asian Nations. Norwood, NJ: Ablex

    • "South Korean Communication in Transistion." Contemporary Society and Freedom of the Press. Monograph in honor of Paeng Won-soon. Seoul, Korea: Nanam Publishing.

  • Contribution

    • "Music." In George Thomas Kurian and Graham T.T. Molitor (eds.). Encyclopedia of the Future. New York: Simon & Schuster MacMillan .

  • Guest speeches

    • Pacific Telecommuncations Council Md-Year Seminar (Kananaskis, Alberta), International Telecommunications Society (Sydney, Australia), GTE Lewis and Clark Telecommunications Conference (Portland, Oregon), Third International Mobile Satellite Conference (Pasadena, CA), Australian Department of Transport and Communications (Darwin, Australia), Korea Telecom (Seoul, Korea), Inter Com 90 (Vancouver, B.C.), etc.

  • Invited Presentation.

    • "The Untethered Society." Published in ATP Focused Program: Operations and Management of Information Networks Proceedings. National Intitute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • Presentation

    • "United States PCS Policy and Rural Development." Published in Proceedings of the Pacific Telecommunications Council Sixteenth Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI.

    • "Thin Route User Needs for Satellite Delivered PCS." Conference Record. Volume II. 2nd Annual Conference on Universal Personal Communications. Published by IEEE. Ottawa: Canada

    • "The Productive Context in South Korea: A Historical Analysis." With Won Woo-hyun and Yoon Sun-hee. Pacific Telecommunications Council Fourteenth AnnualConference Proceedings.

  • Report

    • "The Shaping of the Universal Service Obligation in Telecommunications for a Competitive Environment: A Review of Policy Change in the United States, Australia and New Zealand." Proceedings of the Pacific Telecommications Council Twentieth Annual Conference.

  • Research report

    • The Satellite Local Loop: Space Connections for Universal Access

      (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Research and Development Contra...)

    • A Telecommunications Manual for Special Education Needs in Remote and Rural Areas

      (With Robert Gall (Eds.). U.S. Dept. of Education)

  • Seminars

    • Pacific Northwest Ports Association, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Alberta Development Council, The Oregon Bar Association, Telstra Research Labs (Melbourne, Australia), La Trobe University Research Park (Melbourne), University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia), Washington Independent Telephone Association, US West Direct Dialogue, Jet Propulsion Lab, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, TV New Zealand, New Zealand Ministry of Commerce, Korean Mass Communication and Journalism Society

  • Other Work

    • Author: Music at the Margins, 1991, Social Conflict and Television News, 1991. Contributor articles to scholarly journals and periodicals.


  • Other Interests

    surface design art


Married Donald Wallace Robinson, March 29, 1958. Children: Bruce Campbell, Jennifer Jean. Grandchildren: Mia Kang, Sheena Kang, Wallis Robinson, Wade Radlet, Brynn Radlet