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Laura Hosman

Laura Hosman
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

laura.hosman@asu.edu

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Laura Hosman is an assistant professor at Arizona State University, holding a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School. Her work is action-oriented and focuses on the role for information and communications technology (ICT) in developing countries. Presently, she focuses on ICT-in-education projects, and brings her passion for experiential learning to the classroom by leading real-world-focused, project-based courses that have seen student-built technology deployed in schools in Haiti, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Samoa, and Tonga.

PhD (with distinction), Poltical Economy and Public Policy, University of Southern California, 2006

MA, Economics, University of Southern California, 2004

MA (cum laude), International Relations (Fulbright Scholar), University of Amsterdam, 2000

BA (magna cum laude), Political Science, Wheaton College, 1997

Journal Articles

2017

Armey, L. E. and L. Hosman. 2017. The centrality of electricity to ICT use in low-income countries. Telecommunications Policy 40(7):617-627. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2015.08.005. (link )

2014

Hosman, L. 2014. Improving partnerships: Applying lessons learned to improve partnerships in innovative educational experiences. Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 5(1):24-50. DOI: http://libjournal.uncg.edu/prt/article/view/725.

Hosman, L. and P. N. Howard. 2014. Telecom policy across the former Yugoslavia: Incentives, challenges, and lessons learned. Journal of Information Policy 4(2014):67-104. DOI: 10.5325/jinfopoli.4.2014.0067. (link )

2013

Hosman, L. and B. Baikie. 2013. Solar-powered cloud computing datacenters. IT Professional 15(2):15-21. DOI: 10.1109/MITP.2011.116. (link )

Hosman, L. and M. Cvetanoska. 2013. Technology, teachers, and training: Combining theory with Macedonia's experience. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology 9(3):28-49. (link )

2012

Hosman, L. and E. Fife. 2012. The use of mobile phones for development in Africa: Top-down meets bottom-up partnering. The Journal of Community Informatics 8(3):. (link )

2010

Hosman, L. 2010. Policies, partnerships, and pragmatism: Lessons from an ICT-in-Education Project in rural Uganda. Infromation Technologies & International Development 6(1):48-64. (link )

Hosman, L. 2010. Policy considerations from a nationwide IT-in-Education Intiative: Macedonia connects. Journal of Information Technology & Politics 7(4):369-383. DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2010.489407. (link )

2009

Hosman, L. 2009. Dividing the oils: Dynamic bargaining as policy formation in the Nigerian petroleum industry. Review of Policy Research 26(5):609-632. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.2009.00408.x. (link )

Hosman, L. 2009. Dynamic bargaining and the prospect for learning in the petroleum industry: The case of Kazakhstan. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 8(1):1-25. DOI: 10.1163/156914909X403162. (link )

2008

Hosman, L. and E. Fife. 2008. Improving the prospects for sustainable ICT projects in the developing world. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics 4(1):51-69. DOI: 10.1386/macp.4.1.51_1. (link )

Hosman, L., E. Fife and L. E. Armey. 2008. The case for a multi-methodological, cross-disciplinary approach to the analysis of ICT investment and projects in the developing world. Information Technology for Development 14(4):308-327. DOI: 10.1002/itdj.20109. (link )

2007

Fife, E. and L. Hosman. 2007. Public private partnerships and the prospects for sustainable ICT projects in the developing world. Journal of Law and Governance 2(3):57-70. (link )

Book Chapters

2010

Hosman, L. 2010. A national ICT-in-Education Initiative: Macedonia. Pp. 1-16 In: Kamel, S. ed., E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development. IGI Global. Hershey, PA. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-388-3.ch001.

2008

Fife, E., L. Hosman and F. Pereira. 2008. Governmental and cultural factors in broadband adoption. Pp. 260-277 In: Dwivedi, Y. K., A. Papazafeiropoulou and J. Choudric eds., Handbook of Research on Global Diffusion of Broadband Data Transmission. IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1599048512.

Report Chapters

2015

Vergine, D. and L. Hosman. 2015. Designing technology for inclusive growth. Pp. 93-100 In: Dutta, S., T. Geiger and B. Lanvin eds., The Global Information Technology Report 2015: ICTs for Inclusive Growth. World Economic Forum and INSEAD. Insight Report (link )