Chiara Ferrari, Ph.D.

Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 2018-19
Department of Media Arts, Design, & Technology

Student involvement and curiosity is something that really makes me appreciate teaching.

​Dr. Chiara Ferrari supervises the option in Mass Communication Design and teaches courses in Media Criticism, Film and Television History, and Global Media Studies. She is the coordinator for Chico State’s “Quality for Learning and Teaching” program and the General Education Pathway in Ethics, Justice and Policy. With Michela Ardizzoni, she is the co-editor of the anthology Beyond Monopoly: Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media published in 2010. Her monograph Since When is Fran Drescher Jewish? was published in 2011 by the University of Texas Press.  In addition to focusing on international television, global formats, and critical media theory in her research, Ferrari is passionate about instructional design, cognitive mapping, graphic visualization, and using technology to improve pedagogy and student learning.