Johannes M. Bauer is the Quello Chair for Media and Information Policy and the Chairperson of the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University (MSU). He is trained as an engineer and social scientist with Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, in Austria. His research, funded by the U.S. and international organizations, focuses on current issues of media and information policy, such as network neutrality, overcoming digital divides, innovation in 5G wireless services, and generally the design of public interest technology.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the iSchools, an international association of Schools of Information. He has served as an advisor to public and private sector organizations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.