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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 Coalition. He is also a Design Team member of the Clean Electronics Production Network and a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ Laudato Si’ Commission. Chad is the co-editor and co-author of Ground Truths: Community-Engaged Research for Environmental Justice (University of California Press - Luminos), which grew out of an earlier guide he wrote for the Initiative. He has also published a research agenda for community-engaged communication research on environmental justice. His prior research on political communication encompasses environmental communication, news and politics, deliberative democracy, and games for civic learning. He has frequently co-authored 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.