Islas-Carmona, José Octavio


Education Sociology, 1980-1985, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), México. Master in Communication and Development, 1985-1988, Universidad Iberoamericana, México. Master in Information Technology Administration, 1996-2001, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México. PHD in Social Sciences, 1992-1995, Universidad La Salle, México (Magna Cum Laude). Publications Autor and coordinator of 17 books. 55 chapters in books. 85 texts published in scientific journals. More than 300 texts published in divulgation magazines. More than 700 newspapers columns published in the main newspapers in México. Owner and founder of the scientific journal Razon y Palabra, the first publication dedicated to communications issues in Spanish Language spoken cyberspace (1996), and Razon y Palabra Ed., 12 books published. Member of the scientific and editorial committees of 35 international scientific publications (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, USA -Explorations in Media Ecology-, Spain, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela). Member of the scientific board of Comunicar, the most important scientific magazine in Communications field in Spanish Language. ¿ Research Member of the National System of Researchers, National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), México since 2003. Level II. Chair at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, 2003-2015. Director of Internet Project, research center, Tecnologico de Monterrey, 2003-2015. Research Director of the World Internet Project Mexico (2011-2015). Director at the Research Center for Higher Studies in Internet and Information Society, Universidad de Los Hemisferios, Ecuador, 2015-2018. Teaching PHD. Universidad La Salle, Universidad de Occidente, Instituto Universitario Internacional de Toluca, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Centro Avanzado de Comunicaciones, Universidad del Externado (Colombia). Master D. Universidad Iberoamericana, Centro Avanzado de Comunicaciones, Universidad de las Américas, Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto Campechano, Colegio de Consultores en Imagen Pública, ITESM-Campus Monterrey, Universidad Virtual del Sistema ITESM, Universidad de Xalapa, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Universidad de Celaya, Universidad Iberoamericana-León, Universidad de los Hemisferios, Universidad de Las Américas (Puebla), Universidad de Las Américas (Ecuador), Universidad Técnica de Ambato (Ecuador), Universidad de Los Hemisferios (Ecuador), Universidad Jorge Tadeo (Colombia). I have given keynotes lectures, conferences, seminars in 20 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Hungary, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. I have advised 7 PHD theses -one distinguished with a Magna Cum Laude recognition-, and 4 with Honorable Mentions; 7 master thesis and 3 bachelor theses.
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