Faculty & Staff

Casey Frechette

Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Program ALC Coordinator


Phone: (727) 873-4472



Casey Frechette is an associate professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus and chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication. Before joining USF, Frechette was an interactive learning producer at The Poynter Institute, where he helped build News University, a leading online journalism training platform. He was an adjunct at Poynter for three years and taught in the Institute’s online and face-to-face programs. Prior to Poynter, Frechette produced multimedia lessons for Navajo students at the University of New Mexico’s Technology and Education Center. He has 20 years of web development and e-learning experience, a master’s in media arts and computer science, and a doctorate in organizational learning and instructional technology.

Research & Writing

Frechette researches digital media and related topics. Current projects include work focused on media literacy assessment; VR and immersive technology; and ethics education. He is a board member with the National Ethics Project. Frechette’s work has appeared in The Washington Post and Foreign Policy, and he is the co-author of Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design: A Guide and Framework for Building Online Wisdom Communities (Routledge, 2019) and numerous book chapters and journal articles.


Frechette teaches classes in data, visual and interactive journalism.