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Adam Chiara is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Hartford. He is also a regular contributor for The Hill where he writes about social media’s impact on politics.

Over the years, Chiara has worked in a variety of positions in the field of communication. Before being full-time at UHart, he was the communications associate at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Prior to that, he was a freelance journalist who 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.

Prior to teaching full-time, Chiara was an adjunct professor who taught several communication courses at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, and Middlesex Community College.

Chiara earned a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University.