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.
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(Book by Picard, Robert G.)
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).
Married Terry Jean Haverstock, December 28, 1971 (divorced May 1979). Married Elizabeth Louise Carpelan, September 15, 1979. Children: Anna Elisabeth, Helena Caroline, Alexander William.