Michael X. Delli Carpini is Professor of Communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication.  Dr. Carpini's research focuses on the impact of the media on political knowledge, public opinion and democratic participation. With a seasoned view on the changing media landscape, he also explores generational differences in political and civic participation; the causes and consequences of the blurring between news and entertainment. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science. His publications include After Broadcast News: Media Regimes, Democracy, and the New Information Environment, 2011 (with Bruce Williams); Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America, 2009 (with Lawrence Jacobs, Fay Cook); What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters, 1989 (with Scott Keeter). Professor Delli Carpini teaches Popular Culture and Politics; Race, Media, and Politics; Entertainment and Politics; Introduction to Communication Research; and Introduction to Political Communication. A Penn alumnus (B.A. and M.A., Political Science), he received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in July of 2003, Dean Delli Carpini was Director of the Public Policy program of the Pew Charitable Trusts (1999-2003), and member of the Political Science Department at Barnard College and graduate faculty of Columbia University (1987-2002), serving as chair of the Barnard department from 1995 to 1999. Delli Carpini began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Rutgers University (1980-1987).