Advisory Board

Professor Janna Quitney Anderson

Janna Quitney Anderson, M.A. is Associate Professor and Director of the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University. She is also Lead author of the Pew Internet & American Life Project “Future of the Internet” surveys.
Her 6,500-plus-page Imagining the Internet resource offers thousands of expert predictions about the future of information/communications, and a section that allows anyone anywhere to add predictions to the site. It also offers survey data, videos, audio files, extensive sections on the future of the world and the past history of communications, a KidZone, and a Teachers’ Tips section. The site has won international acclaim, including coverage in the New York Times and other national and international news outlets.
This is one of her several major research pieces for the Pew Internet & American Life Project; she is the lead author of the Future of the Internet survey series for Pew Internet, and she also directed a 2001 study of the use of the Internet by small-town families. These studies add to the documentation of the history and predicted future of networked information and communications technologies and help inform the policymakers who are leading us into the future.
Janna authored Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives, and coauthored Up for Grabs: The Future of the Internet, Volume 1, Hopes and Fears: The Future of the Internet, Volume 2, and Ubiquity, Mobility, Security: The Future of the Internet, Volume 3.
Janna earned her B.S. at Moorhead State University and her M.A. at the University of Memphis. Read Does Google Make Us Stupid?