Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-554-4516
Room number: Arts & Sciences 220
Courses taught:
Introduction to Media Studies (COMM 2), Technology and Communication (COMM 12), Environmental Communication (COMM 120A), Theory of News (COMM 147A), Communication Law (COMM 170A), Senior Thesis (COMM 197)

Dr. Chad Raphael

Associate Professor
B.A. in English, Harvard University, 1989
Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film, Northwestern University, 1997
As a scholar of political communication, Chad Raphael authored Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary (University of Illinois Press) and the forthcoming A More Deliberative Union: Rethinking Equality and Publicity in Civic Forums (Cambridge University Press). 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. Raphael won an award for best dissertation from the National Communication Association and three awards for best book of the year. He integrates his research and teaching by regularly co-publishing articles with undergraduate students.  Raphael has chaired the Communication Department, as well as committees that designed the university’s Core Curriculum and helped draft Santa Clara’s Strategic Plan. He consults on communication campaign designs for environmental organizations. He has also chaired the boards of two environmental non-profits — the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition — and a task force on greening the International Communication Association.