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Ambassador Henry J. Taylor Professor of Media Studies

Bruce Williams is the Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Media Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and, before coming to UVA, taught at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, and the London School of Economics. His research and teaching interests focus on the impact of a changing media environment on democratic politics. He has published five books and more than forty scholarly journal articles and book chapters. His two most recent books are The New Media Environment: An Introduction (with Andrea Press) and After Broadcast News: Media Regimes, Democracy, and the New Information Environment (with Michael Delli Carpini), both published in 2012.  In 2012 he received an All-University Teaching Award.  For six years, Bruce served on the committees that designed both the College Forums and New College Curriculum.