Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy

William H. Dutton

What I do

William H. Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University, where he is Director of the Quello Center in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Department of Media and Information. He is also principal investigator of the project, The Part Played by Search in Shaping Public Opinion, supported by Google. The full report is available online. A short essay on the report is available to read on The Conversation.


Prior to joining MSU, in 2014, Bill was Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College, where he was the Founding Director of the Oxford Internet Institute. He came to Oxford in 2002 from his role as Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he remains an Emeritus Professor. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar 1986-87, and was National Director of the UK’s Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996.