Anthony Dudo Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations | The University of Texas at Austin

I research the intersection of science, media, and society. I am particularly interested in media representations of science and environmental issues, scientists' role as public communicators, and the contributions of informational and entertainment media on public understanding of science. Some of my recent work has examined the processes underlying scientists' engagement in public communication activities, the effects of video games and television entertainment programs on public perceptions of science, and media depictions of health pandemics and controversial biomedical and technological innovations. 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Yuan, S., Oshita, T., AbiGhannam, N., Koh, H., Dudo, A., & Besley, J. (May, 2016). Two-way communication between scientists and the public: A view from science communication trainers. Research presentation submitted to the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Fukuoka, Japan.

Besley, J. & Dudo, A. (February, 2016). Scientist communicators: Views from members of leading scientific societies. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington D.C. 

Besley J., Dudo, A., & Yuan, S. (December, 2015). Qualitative interviews with science communication trainers about communication goals. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in Arlington, VA.

Besley J. & Dudo, A. (May, 2015). Scientists' views about public engagement goals. Research presented at the biannual Science & You conference, Nancy, France.

Dudo, A. (February, 2015). Engagement with intent? Scientists’ views about communication and why it matters. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, CA. 

Besley, J. C. & Dudo, A. (December, 2014). Scientists’ public engagement: Three years of surveying members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis in Baltimore, MD. (under review.)

Champlin, S., Mackert, M., & Dudo, A. (November, 2014). Health literacy and health information source preference: An investigation based on the Health Information National Trends Survey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL. 

Dudo, A., Lazard, A., Kahlor, L., AbiGhannam, N., & Liang, M. (August, 2014). When scientists talk to the ‘rest of us’: Using the Technology Acceptance Model to explain scientists’ use of new media to communicate with the public. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada.

Dudo, A., & Besley, J. C. (August, 2014). Scientists’ prioritization of goals for online public communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada. 

AbiGhannam, N., Liang, M-C., Kahlor, L., & Dudo, A. (August, 2014). Expectancies and motivations to attend an informal science lecture series. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada. 

Lazard, A., Dudo, A., Dennis, T., Ewald, M. G., & Love, B. (May, 2014). Visual Variation at a Glance: An Analysis of the Visual Complexity of Nutritional Information Online. Paper presented at the 64th annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Seattle, WA.

Dudo, A., Kahlor, L., Lazard, A., Liang, M-C., & AbiGhannam, N. (February, 2014). Talking “nano”: Nanoscientists as public communicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago, IL. 

Kahlor, L., Dudo, A., & Liang, M. (Sept., 2013). College students and climate change information. Paper presented at The University of Texas-Austin’s 4th Annual Sustainability Symposium in Austin, TX. (Best of Research and Initiatives Selectee)

Liang, M-C., Kahlor, L., Yang, J., Dudo, A., Xu, W., & Mertel, J. (August, 2013). Climate change coverage in China and the U.S.: A cultural perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington DC. (Winner of Top Poster Award)

Dudo, A., Kahlor, L., Liang, M-C., Ghannam, N., & Lazard, A. (May, 2013). Nano ethics: How nanoscientists evaluate and communicate the ethical dimensions of their research. Paper presented at the Third Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication in Ames, IA.

Kahlor, L., Dudo, A., Liang, M-C., Ghannom, N., & Ali, S. (2013, February) Indoor Environment (IE) research outside the lab: Establishing a benchmark of IE researchers as public communicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA.

Ghannom, N., Kahlor, L., Banner, J., Dudo, A., Hensgen, G., Liang, M-C., Rosentahl, S. (2013, February). Exploring a teacher partnership with a university science lecture series. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, MA. 

Yang, Z. J., Dudo, A., Kahlor, L., Liang, M. Allen Catellier, J. Xu, W., & Mertel, J. (2012, August). The climate change blame game: U.S. elite newspaper coverage of climate change. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago, Il.

Dudo, A. (2012, February). Toward a model for scientists’ public communication activity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada.

Choi, D.-H., Dudo, A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011, October). U.S. Newspaper coverage of neuroscience nanotechnology. Paper presented to the third annual S.NET conference in Tempe, AZ.

Ladwig, P., Choi, D-H., Anderson, A., Cacciatore, M., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Dudo, A. (2011, May). Coverage of emerging technologies: A comparison between print and online media. Paper presented at the annual International Communication Association conference in Boston, MA.

Dudo, A., (2010, May). Project overview: Nanotechnology in the news. Presented at the National Science Foundation site visit of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society in Tempe, AZ.

Hillback, E. D., Dudo, A., Tsai, J. Y., Dunwoody, S., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2009, December). Tracking online behavior after exposure to news of a local nanotechnology risk: A Risk Information Seeking and Processing (RISP) model approach. Paper presented at the annual Society for Risk Analysis conference in Baltimore, MD (Winner of the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group Student Merit Award and Travel Grant)

Dudo, A. (2009, October). Assessing ‘scientific literacy’ in the science mass communication literature. Paper presented at the annual Society for Social Studies of Science conference in Washington D.C.

Dudo, A., Brossard, D., Shanahan, J., Scheufele, D. A., Morgan, M., & Signorielli, N. (2009, August). Science on television in the 21st Century: Recent trends in portrayals and their contributions to public attitudes toward science. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Boston, MA.

Dudo, A., Dunwoody, S., & Scheufele, D. A. (2009, August). The emergence of nano news: Tracking thematic trends and changes in U.S. newspaper coverage of nanotechnology. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Boston, MA.

Dudo, A., (2009, May). Trends in U.S. newspaper coverage of nanotechnology. Poster session presented at the National Science Foundation site visit of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society in Tempe, AZ.

Wijaya, R., Dudo, A., & Hillback, E. (2008, November). Selection and use of news sources in media coverage of stem cell research. Paper presented at the annual Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research conference in Chicago, IL. 

Brossard, D., Dunwoody, S., & Dudo, A. (2008, September). The utility of popular science news for scientists. Paper presented at the annual Culture of Print in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) Conference, organized by the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, Madison, WI.

Dunwoody, S., Brossard, D., & Dudo, A. (2008, August). Socialization or rewards? Predicting American scientist-media interactions. Poster session presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Chicago, IL.

Hillback, E., Dudo, A., Wijaya, R. Brossard, D., & Dunwoody, S. (2008, August). News leads and news frames in stories about stem cell research. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Chicago, IL.

Dudo, A. (2008, April). Nanotechnology news coverage. Poster session presented at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society All-Hands Meeting in Tempe, AZ.

Brossard, D., Dunwoody, S., Dudo, A., Hillback, E., & Wijaya, R. (2007, November). Distinguishing between focus and frame in journalistic storytelling about stem cell research. Paper presented at the annual Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research conference in Chicago, IL. 

Dahlstrom, M. F., & Dudo, A. (2007, August). Precision of information, sensationalism, and self-efficacy as message level variables affecting risk perceptions. Poster session presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington DC. 

Dudo, A. (2006, November). Prime Time science: How values and depictions of scientific omniscience in television entertainment programming influence attitudes toward science. Paper presented at the annual Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research conference in Chicago, IL.

Dudo, A., & Dahlstrom, M. F. (2006, August). Reporting a potential pandemic: A risk-related assessment of avian influenza coverage in U.S. newspapers. Paper presented at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in San Francisco, CA. (Awarded Top Paper and Eason Prize from the Science Communication Interest Group)

Dudo, A. (2006, May). How newspapers framed the Bush Administration’s proposal to drill for oil and natural gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Paper presented at the annual World Association for Public Opinion Research conference in Montreal, Canada.

Dudo, A. (2004, November). The elaboration likelihood model of persuasion: Informing the effects of mass-mediated portrayals of the natural environment. Paper presented at the annual National Communication Association conference in Chicago, IL.