Stuart N. Brotman, the Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, is the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award from the Broadcast Education Association. He is the first professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to receive this honor.
He received the award at the BEA 2016 annual convention award ceremony in Las Vegas over the weekend. He also delivered a retrospective view of his research in a special convention session, "Creating Policy-Relevant Communications Scholarship."
BEA is the international professional association for professors, industry professionals, and graduate students interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia. Its Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award recognizes significant contributions to research and scholarship involving broadcast and electronic media.
Prior to coming to UT, Brotman taught entertainment and media law at Harvard Law School and a faculty member in the school's Institute for Global Law and Policy. He also served as a faculty member in Harvard Business School's executive education program. He is an annual visiting lecturer in entertainment and media law at Stanford Law School. Brotman has taught students from 45 countries and engaged in professional work in more than 30 countries.
Brotman also is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served two terms on the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. He is an arbitrator and mediator of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and a member of the Media Institute's Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council.
During the Carter administration, Brotman served as special assistant to the president's principal communications policy adviser and as chief of staff at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Brotman has written more than 300 articles and reviews on business, technology, policy, history, negotiation, law, regulation and international trade that have appeared in scholarly and professional publications, law reviews, newspapers and magazines.
He is the editor of "The Telecommunications Deregulation Sourcebook," a reference volume covering the broadcasting, cable television, and telephone industries, and "Telephone Company and Cable Television Competition," an anthology dealing with technical, economic and regulatory aspects of broadband networks. He is the author of "Broadcasters Can Negotiate Anything,' a management education book for radio and television executives, and "Communications Law and Practice," the leading comprehensive treatise covering domestic and international telecommunications and electronic mass media regulation.