Michel Dupagne

Michel Dupagne joined the School of Communication as an Assistant Professor in 1994. He earned tenure in 2000 and was promoted to the Professor rank in 2011.

Dupagne co-authored High-Definition Television: A Global Perspective and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in such journals as the Journal of Media Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, and Telecommunications Policy. He serves on the editorial boards of  American Communication Journal, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Media Economics, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

At UM, he was the School webmaster for eight years, headed video streaming activities for three years, and served on the WVUM Advisory Board for nine years. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Dupagne gained some production experience by interning at WSMV-TV (Nashville), RTBF (Brussels, Belgium), and Community Access Television/Viacom Cablevision (Nashville).

He is the faculty advisor of the Media Management Association.

Courses Taught

JMM 301 Media Research and Analysis
JMM 403 Media Economics
JMM 435 Media Technology
COM 602 Methods of Communication Research
COM 604 Advanced Communication Research Methods and Statistics


University of Miami, M.B.A., Management, December 2015 (expected)
Florida State University, M.S., Library and Information Studies, 2007
Indiana University, Ph.D., Mass Communications, 1994
Indiana University, M.A., Telecommunications, 1990
Belmont University, B.A., Communication Arts, 1986

Research Interests

New communication technologies
Media economics
International communication

Featured Publications

Driscoll, P., & Dupagne, M. (2014). Multichannel television services. In A. E. Grant & J. H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (14th ed., pp. 77- 91). Boston: Focal Press.

Dupagne, M., & Driscoll, P. D. (2010). Comparison between early high-definition television owners and non-owners. Journal of Media Economics, 23, 216-230.

Dupagne, M., Millette, D. M., & Grinfeder, K. (2009). Effectiveness of video podcast use as a revision tool. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 64(1), 54-70.