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Laura Hosman

Laura Hosman

Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

laura.hosman@asu.edu

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

Titles

  • 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

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

Expertise

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 )