Dr. Lucas Logan
Dr. Lucas LoganAssociate Professor of Communication StudiesArts and Communication
Dr. Logan received his PhD in Communication with a concentration in Telecommunication and Media Studies from Texas A&M University in 2014. A Louisiana native, he also holds a B.A. and M.S. in Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an Associate's in Computer Information Technology from Louisiana State University at Eunice. He began as an assistant professor at UHD in Fall 2014 after having been an adjunct at the University for a year. He has previously taught communication courses at Texas A&M, Blinn College and UL Lafayette from 2007 to 2013 in addition to working in freelance web design.
Doctorate degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication (Texas A&M University, 2014)
UHD 1301: Freshman Seminar in Digital Media Literacy
COMM 1302: Mass Media
COMM 1304: Introduction to Communication
COMM 3305: Communication and Technology
COMM 3315: Small Group Communication
COMM 3314: Communication Research Methods
COMM 3320: Communication Theory
COMM 4320: New Media, Society and Globalization
Dr. Logan has a Ph.D. in Communication with a concentration in telecommunication and media studies. His research focuses on international communication policy, and his coursework includes a strong emphasis in media studies, rhetoric and other areas of communication, sociology and international relations. Dr. Logan has served as an Assistant Professor since 2014 and an Adjunct Instructor from 2013 to 2014 both at University of Houston-Downtown. He has published several articles. He is also a member of: International Communication Association, National Communication Association and International Association of Media and Communication Research.
Dr. Logan's primary research interests are in the fields of information policy, intellectual property and the international political economy of communication. His dissertation, "Policing Access to Knowledge: An Analysis of the International Intellectual Property Prohibition Regime," reflected on the growing use of trade regimes and police force to regulate digital piracy. His current research focuses on the ongoing development of international regulation of hacking, hacktivism and digital piracy, and the dangers that these regulations offer to civil liberties and online communication.
Logan, L. (2014). The IPR GPR: Emergence of a Global Prohibition Regime to Regulate Intellectual Property. In Fredriksson, M. & Arvanitakis, A. (Eds.), Piracy: Leakages from Modernity. Litwin Books, LLC.
Burkart, P. and Logan, L. (2013). "Media Production and Information Policy: Growth Through Replication." International Companion to Media Studies (pp. 61-82). Mayer, V. (Ed). Boston, MA: Blackwell.
National Communication Association Honors Conference, July 10-13, 2012, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication. Competitively selected among communication graduate students to present work to and receive feedback and guidance from top scholars in the communication field. Received travel and lodging from USC.
"Communication Policy Advocacy, Technology and Online Freedom of Expression" course at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, June-July 2011. One of twenty scholars selected among a global pool of hundreds to study under major scholars and civil society experts in the field of online communication policy and Internet activism. Received competitive travel grant from Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts to fund travel.