Lee W. McKnight is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; a Research Associate Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University; and a Research Affiliate of the Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence at MIT, which he founded in 1996. His research focuses on the global information economy, networked multimedia, national and international technology policy, the convergence of the Internet and Telecommunications industries, and Internet Telephony policy. McKnight received a Ph.D. in 1989 from MIT.
His research interests span policy, economic, business and technical aspects of the emerging global information economy. In addition to many peer reviewed journal articles in technical and policy journals, his work includes the co-authored and co-edited books, all published by MIT press, "Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy"(2001), "Internet Telephony"(2001), "The Gordian Knot: Political Gridlock on the Information Highway"(1997) and "Internet Economics" (1997), a path breaking work that was the first attempt to develop metrics for economic analysis of Internet transactions.