Alan B. Albarran is Chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, and also serves as Professor and Director of the Center for Spanish Language Media. Dr. Albarran previously served as Editor of The International Journal on Media Management (2006-2008) and Editor of The Journal of Media Economics from 1997-2005.
Dr. Albarran holds B. A. and M. A. degrees from Marshall University and a Ph. D. from The Ohio State University. He has authored/edited 13 books including The Media Economy, The Transformation of the Media and Communication Industries, The Handbook of Spanish Language Media, Management of Electronic Media, The Handbook of Media Management and Economics, Time and Media Markets; Media Economics: Understanding Markets, Industries and Concepts; Understanding the Web: Social, Political, and Economic Dimensions of the Internet; The Radio Broadcasting Industry and Global Media Economics. In addition, he has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and chapters in edited volumes.
Internationally recognized as one of the leading scholars in the field of media management and economics, Dr. Albarran has lectured and presented workshops in Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Portugal, Mexico, Taiwan, China, Russia, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. He also serves as an industry consultant and is a member of the Gerson Lehrman Council of Advisors.
Dr. Albarran’s awards include the UNT International Education Award (2010), Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award (2009), the Journal of Media Economics Award of Honor (2008), a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (2006), and the Toulouse Scholar Award recognizing him as the outstanding member of the graduate faculty from the University of North Texas (2006). He previously served as the President of the Broadcast Education Association and the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.