Hopeton Dunn is Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, where he holds an endowed Chair in Telecommunications Policy and Management. He is Academic Director of the University's pioneering Master's Degree Programme in Telecommunications Policy and Technology Management.
Professor Dunn serves on numerous national, regional and international councils and editorial boards in his field, and is currently the Secretary General of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica.
Hopeton Dunn is the author, editor or co-editor of over 46 scholarly publications including 6 books, 15 book chapters, 20 journal articles, 3 monographs and 2 guest edited academic journals. His most recent edited volume called 'Ringtones of Opportunity: Policy, Technology and Access in the Caribbean', will be published in May 2012. Other books and co-edited volumes include titles such as 'Globalization, Communication and Caribbean Identity'; 'Media, Democracy and Renewal in Southern Africa', and 'Emancipation: the Lessons and the Legacy'. He has also written or co-produced 8 nationally transmitted video documentaries/film productions on themes of media, culture and development.
Hopeton is a dedicated university teacher and researcher specializing in the areas of Telecommunication and New Media Technologies, Theories of Globalization, and the Political Economy of African and Caribbean Media. He has delivered lectures or presented on academic panels on these themes in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2009 he was a speaker and the Session Chair on Issues of Global Broadband Access at the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held at Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, attended by over 1,500 delegates from all continents.