Benjamin W. Cramer

Telecommunications and Media Industries

Benjamin W. Cramer

Associate Teaching Professor

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  • Bachelor's: Syracuse University
  • Master's: Penn State
  • Ph.D.: Penn State



Cramer joined the Department of Telecommunications in 2010 as a post-doctoral fellow for the Institute for Information Policy, serving as Managing Editor of the Journal of Information Policy. He became a Senior Lecturer in 2014 and an Associate Teaching Professor in 2017.

His research focuses on media law and telecommunications policy, with concentrations in government transparency, democratic theory, privacy/surveillance, and the political economy of communications. Environmental law is a significant outside interest. He teaches courses in telecommunications law, media law, and, on occasion, environmental policy.

He previously served as a Visiting Professor of telecommunications and public policy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, presented more than a dozen conference papers, and published the book Freedom of Environmental Information (2011).

Cramer also has nearly a decade of experience as a curriculum designer and as a classroom instructor in the information technology field, and is the author/editor of five general interest books about outdoor recreation.


Benjamin W. Cramer
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