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Associate Professor and Chair, Media and Communication Department
Areas of Interest: Interactive and traditional documentaries, interactive art, the pedagogy of coding, climate change and the media, dissemination of political events on social media
Jeremy Sarachan

M.S., Information Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
B.A., Film Studies and Psychology, University of Rochester

Jeremy Sarachan has taught at Fisher since 2002. Professor Sarachan founded the interactive media program (formally called digital cultures and technologies), and currently chairs the Department of Media and Communication.

Professor Sarachan’s academic focus is on new media and the application of technology to the communication field; he teaches courses in graphics programming, web development, and interaction art. He also teaches upper level courses on new media theory and film analysis, as well as Introduction to Mass Communication for freshmen.

Professor Sarachan has published in the area of social media and identity, fandom and the use of social media (usually focused on Doctor Who), and the style of play children follow when using virtual worlds. He also has written about pedagogical use of technology in higher education.

In addition, he is also an experienced theater director.


  • Sarachan, J. "Exploring the Online Playground: Understanding Motivation in Children’s Virtual Worlds.” Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. 5(3) (Sept. 2013): 251-269.
  • Sarachan, J. "Doctor Who, Slacktivism and Social Media Fandom.” Doctor Who: Fan Phenomena, Booth, P. (ed.). Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2013.
  • Sarachan, J. "The Path Already Taken: Technological and Pedagogical Practices in Convergence Education.” Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. 66(2) (Summer 2011): 160-174.
  • Sarachan, J. "Limiting Screen Time is Not the Key to Parenting in the Digital Age.” International Journal of Learning and Media. 3(4) (Fall 2011): 1-5.
  • Sarachan, J. "Profile Picture, Right Here, Right Now” (book chapter). Facebook and Philosophy, Wittkower, D.E. (ed.). Chicago, IL: Open Court Publishing Company, 2010.