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About Chad Raphael

A scholar of political communication, Chad co-authored Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity (Cambridge University Press) and wroteInvestigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary (University of Illinois Press), which won three awards for best book of the year. He has published in journals such as Political Communication, New Media and Society, Politics and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Law and Policy, and Journal of Educational Computing Research. He integrates his research and teaching by regularly co-publishing articles with undergraduate students.  Chad has chaired the Communication Department, as well as committees that designed the university’s Core Curriculum and that helped draft Santa Clara’s Strategic Plan. He consults on communication campaign designs for environmental organizations. Chad has also chaired the boards of two environmental organizations — the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition — and a task force on greening the International Communication Association. 


Present Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Communication

Curriculum Vitae


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  • Senior Thesis (COMM 197)
  • Communication Law (COMM 170A)
  • Theory of News (COMM 147A)
  • Dialogue and Deliberation (COMM 128B)
  • Environmental Communication (COMM 120A)
  • Technology and Communication (COMM 12)
  • Introduction to Media Studies (COMM 2)


1997 Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film, Northwestern University
1989 B.A. in English, Harvard University

Contact Information

Phone - 1-408-554-4516
Location - Communication Department, Vari Hall


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