Connie Book

Constance Ledoux Book, Ph.D.

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Constance Ledoux Book is a professor and researcher in the field of telecommunications. She has explored the pivotal role television plays in American society and public policy. She is the author of DTV and Consumers, the first book dedicated to understanding how our nation’s transition to digital television impacts the general consumer. Dr. Book’s research has received five, first place awards in the past six years from the National Association of Broadcasters educational group. Her work included the first national assessment of municipal officials’ attitudes toward cable television oversight and the subsequent national assessment of municipal cable administrators’ attitudes toward cable television oversight. She has conducted quantitative and qualitative assessments of television service in large, medium and small markets across the United States.

Dr. Book serves at the Governor’s invitation on the board of the North Carolina Agency for Public Television. She is also the executive director of the Sunshine Center for the North Carolina Open Government Coalition housed in the School of Communications at Elon University.

Dr. Book’s research has been recognized in several nationwide competitive settings, including the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable Television Association the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors, the Broadcast Education Association and the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Her work has also been published in legal and academic journals.

Dr. Book was recently awarded a fourth competitive grant from the National Association of Broadcasters to conduct research studies related to the impact of satellite radio on local broadcasting. As a professor, she has been awarded several research grants for assessments related to digital television, recognized on several occasions for outstanding teaching and her students have won awards in national competitions sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Advertising Federation.

Dr. Book has appeared on panels at the Federal Communications Commission, the National Cable Television Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and regional cable television associations. She is often invited to lecture and moderate discussions on telecommunications issues. As a working broadcaster for several years, Dr. Book’s work received honors from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.

Dr. Book is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated with degrees in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University and the University of Georgia. Her doctoral studies focused on television oversight. She currently is the associate dean and associate professor in the School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. She lives on a small farm with her husband and their two children.

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