Thomas F. Baldwin
413 Communication Arts and Sciences Bldg.
Department of Telecommunication
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

517 353 6336 phone
517 355 1292 fax

Thomas F. Baldwin is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (BBA), University of Iowa (MA, Journalism) and Michigan State University (Ph.D., Communication).  He has been employed in advertising and public relations at Baldwin Piano and Outboard Marine Corporation and was a Public Information Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He has also been employed as a radio and television journalist. He received a Sigma Delta Chi award in radio journalism.  Dr. Baldwin has been on the faculty of Michigan State since 1965.  His research interests center on the business operations of the multichannel television industry and new media as well as public policy in those areas.  He currently teaches courses in multichannel television.  He is the author of Cable Communication (2 editions with Steve McVoy), Convergence: The Integration of Media, Information and Communication (with Steve McVoy and Charles Steinfield) and another book on cable advertising.  The Convergence book won the 1997 Book Award from the National Cable Television Center and Museum.  Most of the books have been published in Korean and Chinese as well as English.  His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ford Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.  He has served as a consultant to TCI, AT&T, Coaxial Communication, United Cable, the State of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Energy and others.  He has testified on communication matters before the FCC and the U.S. Senate.

Curriculum vita

TC 456, Fall 1999 outline

TC 456 website