Media Studies
Michael Edward  Lenert

Michael Edward Lenert

Adjunct Professor

Professor Lenert teaches media law at the University of San Francisco as an adjunct in the Department of Media Studies. He recently completed a five-year term as a Professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, and held the Fred W. Smith Chair in Critical Thinking and Ethical Practices and was Director of the Laboratory for Innovation and Ethical Practices at The Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada.

He has been a consultant to organizations such as the Ford Foundation, New York, The Asia Foundation, San Francisco, and the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, Claremont, CA, on Internet and telecommunications issues. He is past president of the New York State Communication Association and former co-chairman of World Wide Web Artists Consortium, Digital Broadcasting Special Interest Group.

Lenert is a graduate of the Department of Rhetoric, The University of California, Berkeley, magna cum laude. His Ph.D. is from The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., and is a licensed attorney in California.