Susan Cardillo

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Associate Professor of Communication


College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.5474 HJGE 216

DCS, Colorado Technical University

MS, The New School

BA, University of Arizona

Susan Cardillo is an associate professor of digital media and journalism in the School of Communication. She teaches courses in Digital Media, Television Production, and Introduction to Media.

Cardillo has a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Television Communications and Theatre from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Science in Interactive Media (with a Masters Certificate in Media Management) from the New School. She earned a Doctorate of Computer Science in Emerging Media concentrating on Interactive Documentary (digital storytelling) for Social Change. She has taught High School Digital Video Productions and Theater, where she built a non-existent television productions program into the Taylor Center of Arts and Technology. As director/founder of this academy, Cardillo disciplined students in the arts of the theatre and technology of media for social awareness and change.

Susan Cardillo recently spoke at the World Educational Media and Technology Conference where she won the Most Outstanding Paper award for her paper, Standards, and Tools for Designing and Developing Interactive Documentaries that Bring About Social Involvement and Change.

Prior to teaching, Cardillo worked in Los Angeles as production manager and associate producer for film and television projects with DeLaurentiis Pictures. She also worked for 20 years as a stage, TV and film actress. Cardillo has taught Advertising at Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL), Digital Media at Sanford Brown College (Orlando, FL) and Digital Media as Assistant Professor of Mass Communications at Piedmont College (Demorest, GA). She has taught the technologies of media including, web, mobile, augmented and virtual reality in her Web and Social Media Design and Advanced Technologies for Media courses. Along with technologies she also taught Public Speaking, Public Relations, Media, Technology and Society and Mass Media Survey.

As associate professor of digital media and journalism, here at the University of Hartford, Cardillo will be focusing on her tenure work in Positive, Solutions-based Digital Storytelling for Social Awareness and Change.

Cardillo enjoys yoga and weight training. She is a practicing vegan and is very involved in causes. Her passions are in Animal Rights, Women’s Rights and the Right of every child to have a fair and equal education.