W. Russell Neuman
W. Russell Neuman is Professor of Media Technology, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Professor (Emeritus), Communication Studies, University of Michigan. From 2001 to 2013, Dr. Neuman was the John Derby Evans Professor of Media Technology at the University of Michigan. Neuman received a Ph.D. And M.A. At the University of California, Berkeley Department of Sociology as well as a B.A. from Cornell University's Department of Government. He has an extensive teaching and research career at Yale University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan. He is one of the earlier founding members at MIT Media Lab and taught at the department of political science where he acquainted with the late Ithiel de sola Pool.
Neuman has published numerous articles on the topic of Telecommunications, Digital Media and politics, exploring the connections and effects they have on one another. Among his publications is an early review about the internet, "Social implications of the internet."  He is also a whisky connoisseur with a respectable collection of rare whiskies.
Awards and honors
The Gordian Knot: Political Gridlock on the Information Superhighway, by Neuman, McKnight, and Solomon, received the 1997 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research.
- W. Russell Neuman, faculty profile, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan. Accessed October 2, 2010
- Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 27: 307-336, 2001 Abstract
- Editorial Board, Political Communication. Accessed October 2, 2010
- Editorial Board, Journal of Communication. Accessed October 2, 2010
- Book Award. Donald McGannon Communication Research Center. Accessed October 2, 2010
- Alfred M. Freedman Award Winners. International Society of Political Psychology. Accessed October 2, 2010
- Organized Sections Distribute Awards at 2007 Annual Meeting. PS: Political Science & Politics, Volume 40, Issue 4, October 2007, p. 833, American Political Science Association. Accessed October 2, 2010