About

Gregory Ferrell Lowe has taught at the University of Tampere, George Washington University, Vienna University of Applied Sciences, Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden, and the University of Westminster. At NU-Q, he serves as professor in residence and director-designate for the Communication Program. 

From 1997 – 2007 he had high-level media management experience as senior advisor for corporate strategy and development at Yle Finland, the national public broadcasting corporation (similar to the BBC in Britain), and concurrently for four years served as the designer and head of Yle Program Development.

Lowe holds a PhD in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in mass communication from Ohio State University. In addition to his academic posts, Lowe served as president of the European Media Management Association for two terms, is continuity director for the RIPE International Initiative for Public Service Development in Media and will take over as chair of the World Media Economics and Management Conference at the conclusion of the May 2018 event in Cape Town. 

His publications include 10 edited books and eBooks, as well as 45 refereed and scholarly publications on topics ranging from managing media firms to public service media, media finance, cross-border network issues, convergence, and challenges for theory development in the field. He is the series editor for the seven RIPE Readers published by Nordicom since 2003. The eighth book is titled Public Service Media in the Networked Society.

Lowe was lead editor for a best-selling book published by Springer Scientific, titled Managing Media Firms and Industries: What’s so special about media management? He has also published numerous articles in journals that include Journal of Communication, European Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Media Business Studies, and International Journal on Media Management.