Dr. Federica Fornaciari

As Associate Professor in the Strategic Communications programs at National University, I develop and teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate online courses including Interpersonal Communication, Communication in the Global Environment, Interactive Storytelling, Emerging Interactive Media, Capstone Project, and Honors Thesis. I help students to refine the plans for their career path and best tailor the coursework to their needs.

Combining creative work and scholarship in media studies/media effects, social media, representation, equality, political communication, privacy, and technology, I provide students with the theoretical and practical toolkits necessary to unpack the complexity of a multifaceted communication environment.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018, Teaching Pair Project Award
  • 2010, CIPR Student Travel Grant
  • 2010, Student Teacher Award


  • Fornaciari, F.. (2018). What is Privacy Anyways? A Longitudinal Analysis of Media Frames of Privacy. Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, 3(1): 8-20.
  • Fornaciari, F. & Goldman, L.. (2018). Has Hillary Clinton Shifted the Media Narrative of Women in Leadership?. In A. Trier-Bieniek (Ed.), The Politics of Gender.
  • Fornaciari, F., & Goldman, L.. (2016). Framing the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: One Story, Many Crosscultural Tales. Teaching Media Quarterly, 4(2): .
  • Fornaciari, F.. (2014). Pricey Privacy: The Economy of Information in the Digital Age. First Monday, 19(12): .
  • Fornaciari, F.. (2012). The language of technoself: Storytelling, symbolic interactionism, and online identity. In R. Luppicini (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Tec.
  • Fornaciari, F.. (2011). Framing the Egyptian Revolution: A content analysis of Al Jazeera English and the BBC. Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, 4(2-3): 217-229.
Dr. Federica Fornaciari

Contact Information

Dr. Federica Fornaciari

College: School of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Department: Arts & Humanities

Academic Program Director: Master of Arts in Strategic Communications
[email protected]

(858) 642-8486

Torrey Pines South Campus


Univ of Illinois, Chicago - PHD - Communication