Casey Frechette

Casey Frechette is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Journalism and Digital Communication at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. There, he teaches production, writing, and editing classes. There, he teaches production, writing, and editing classes. Casey’s research interests include various topics relevant to technology, education, and media, including culture and online learning design, accessibility, and distance learning, journalism training, and social media and politics. Before joining USFSP, Casey was an interactive learning producer with Poynter’s News University, one of the largest online journalism and media training programs. At Poynter, Casey worked with faculty and industry leaders to design and build custom training experiences for a community of 200,000 learners. In addition to his teaching and instructional design experience, Casey has designed and developed websites and applications for nearly 20 years using a range of frontend and backend technologies, and he produced multimedia lessons for Navajo students at the University of New Mexico’s Technology and Education Center. Casey has a master’s in media arts and computer science and a doctorate in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. His dissertation looked at the effects of animated characters in web-based learning environments, and his findings appeared in the Journal of Media Psychology.