Shane Greenstein is Professor in the Management and Strategy Department at the Kellogg School of Management, and, by courtesy, in the School of Communications, Northwestern University. He is the Kellogg Chair of Information Technology. He is a leading researcher in the business economics of computing, communications and Internet infrastructure. Many of his essays for general audiences are on his blog called "virulent word of mouse" and "digitopoly." While at Berkman he will conduct research on the slants and biases in Wikipedia. He also will finish writing a history of the development of the commercial Internet in the United States, called Innovation from the Edges.
Greenstein is co-director of the program on the economics of digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of Open Internet Access Committee, which advises the FCC. He was administrative head of his department from 2002 to 2005. Greenstein received his BA from University of California at Berkeley in 1983, and his PhD from Stanford University in 1989, both in economics. He also continues to receive a daily education in life from his wife and children.