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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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    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.

Robert William Picard

Roberta Marlene (Robertson) Picard

Terry Jean Haverstock

Elizabeth Louise Carpelan

Anna Elisabeth Picard

Helena Caroline Picard

Alexander William Picard