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Chad Raphael

Dr. Chad Raphael

Dr. Chad Raphael


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Chad Raphael (B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Northwestern) is a Professor of Communication at Santa Clara University. He consults on communication campaigns for environmental organizations, and has chaired the boards of two environmental justice organizations: the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the  Silicon Valley Toxics CoalitionHe is also a Design Team member of the Clean Electronics Production Network.   He recently wrote a guide to community-engaged research for environmental justice, which he is expanding into a book, and published a research agenda for engaged environmental communication research.  His prior research on political communication encompasses environmental communication, news and politics, deliberative democracy, and games for civic learning. Chad co-authored Deliberation, Democracy, and Civic Forums: Improving Equality and Publicity (Cambridge University Press) and wrote Investigated Reporting: Muckrakers, Regulators, and the Struggle over Television Documentary (University of Illinois Press), which won three awards for best book of the year in his field. He has published in numerous journals in communication, political science, and education, frequently co-authoring articles with undergraduate students.  Chad has also chaired the Communication Department, as well as committees that designed Santa Clara’s Core Curriculum and that helped draft the University’s Strategic Plan, and he led a task force on greening the International Communication Association.