Adam Chiara is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Hartford. Prior to being at UHart full-time, he was the communications associate at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, as well as an adjunct professor who taught a variety of media courses at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, and Middlesex Community College.
Over the years, Adam has worked in a variety of positions in the field of communication. As a freelance video journalist, he covered stories for several media outlets in the Hartford area. He also spent time at Yale University’s Rudd Center (now UConn Rudd Center), where he created educational videos, infographics, and maintained the social media presence for the research center. Additionally, he has managed political campaigns and worked several years at the Connecticut General Assembly, giving him an extensive background in politics, public policy, and legislative process.
Adam is honored to have won two Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and several Excellence in Journalism awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is also proud to have been a finalist in the 2012 My TV9 Star Contest, where he competed in several on-air challenges to earn a one-year contract as the My TV9 Star personality for WCTX-TV.
He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University.