Patrick Ferrucci
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies • Assistant Professor

Office: Armory 1B07

Patrick Ferrucci is an assistant professor of journalism and the associate chair for graduate studies. He joined the department in 2015 after spending two years on the faculty at Bradley University.

His research and teaching specializations are in digital journalism. Ferrucci’s research broadly examines various aspects of media sociology, specifically how economics and technology influence digital news. He also studies the intersection of race, gender and sports journalism. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Journalism, Computers in Human Behavior, Journalism Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Digital Journalism and others.

Before entering academia, Ferrucci spent nine years as a journalist. He covered pop culture, primarily rock music, for various newspapers, magazines and online publications in the Northeast.

He holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Providence College, a master’s in journalism from Emerson College and a PhD from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.