Fred Turner is Assistant Professor in the Communications department at Stanford University and Director of the Undergraduate Program. He received his Ph.d in Communication from the University of California, San Diego and his B.A. and M.A. from Brown University and Columbia University, respectively.
Turner's research and teaching focus on digital media, journalism, and the intersection of media and American cultural history, and he has written two books: From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (2006) and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (1996; revised 2nd ed. 2001). Before joining the Stanford faculty, Turner taught Communication at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and M. I. T. and worked as a journalist for ten years. More information about Fred Turner can be found here.