Anthony Dudo Ph.D.

Associate 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. 

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

Besley, J. C., Dudo, A., & Yuan, S. (In press). Understanding scientists’ willingness to engage. Science Communication.

Dudo, A., Besley, J.C., Kahlor, L., Koh, H., Copple, J., & Yuan, S. (2018). Microbiologists’ public engagement views and behaviors. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. DOI:10.1128/jmbe.v19i1.1402

Lazard, A., Mackert, M., Bock, M., Love, B., Dudo, A., & Atkinson, L. (2018). Visual Assertions: Effects of Photo Manipulation and Dual Processing for Food Advertisements. Visual Communication Quarterly. 25(1): 16-30. DOI:10.1080/15551393.2017.1417047

Dudo, A., Copple, J., & Atkinson, L. (2017). Entertainment film and TV portrayals of climate change and their societal impacts. ORE Climate Science. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.374

Besley, J. C., Dudo, A., & Yuan, S. (2017). Scientists’ views about communication objectives. Public Understanding of Science. DOI: 0963662517728478

Yuan, S., Oshita, T., AbiGhannam, N., Koh, H., Dudo, A., & Besley, J. (2017). Two-way communication between scientists and the public: A view from science communication trainers. International Journal of Science Education: Part B, Communication and Engagement. DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2017.1350789 

Besley, J. C., & Dudo, A. (2017). Scientists’ views about public engagement and science communication in the context of climate change. ORE Climate Science. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.380

Lazard, A., Dudo, A., Dennis, T., Grace, M., & Love, B. (2016). Making a visual impression (or not): Current design practices of nutritional websites. Health Communication, 1-13. DOI:10.1080/10410236.2016.1140267

Besley, J. C., Dudo, A., Yuan, S., & AbiGhannam, N. (2016). Qualitative interviews with science communication trainers about communication objectives and goals. Science Communication. 38(3): 356–381. DOI: 10.1177/1075547016645640 

Dudo, A., & Besley, J. C. (2016). Scientists’ prioritization of objectives for online public communication. PLoS ONE, 11(2), e0148867. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148867

Kahlor, L., Dudo, A., Liang, M-C., AbiGhannam, N., & Lazard, A. (2016). Ethics information seeking and sharing among scientists: The case of nanotechnology. Science Communication, 38(1): 74-98. DOI: 10.1177/1075547015617942 

AbiGhannam, N., Kahlor, L., & Dudo, A., Liang, M. C., Rosenthal, S. (2015). Expectancies and motivations to attend an informal science lecture series. International Journal of Science Education: Part B, Communication and Engagement. DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2015.1039468

Dudo, A. (2015). Scientists, the media, and the public communication of science. Sociology Compass, 9(9): 761-775. DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12298 

Besley, J. C., Dudo, A., & Storksdieck, M. (2015). Scientists’ views about communication training. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52, 199-220.

Dudo, A., Kahlor, L., AbiGhannam, N., Lazard, A., & Liang, M.C. (2014). An analysis of nanoscientists as public communicators. Nature Nanotechnology, 9(10), 841-844. 

Kahlor, L., Dudo, A., Liang, M-C., & AbiGhannam, N. (2014). What are you saying? Challenges and opportunities for increasing visibility and understanding of indoor microbiological research. Indoor & Built Environment. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X14531000    

Dudo, A., Cicchirillo, V., Atkinson, L., & Marx, S. (2014). Portrayals of technoscience in video games: A potential avenue for informal science learning. Science Communication, 36(2): 219-247.

Dudo, A. (2013). Toward a model of scientists’ public communication activity: The case of biomedical scientists. Science Communication35(4): 476-501.

Cacciatore, M. A., Anderson, A. A., Choi, D-H., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Liang, X., Ladwig, P. J., Xenos, M., & Dudo, A. (2012). Coverage of emerging technologies: A comparison between print and online media. New Media and Society, 14(6): 1039-1059. 

Dahlstrom, M., Dudo, A., & Brossard, D. (2012). Precision of information, sensationalism and self-efficacy as message-level variables affecting risk perceptions. Risk Analysis, 32(1): 155-166.

Dudo, A., Brossard, D., Shanahan, J., Scheufele, D. A., Morgan, M., & Signorielli, N. (2011). Science on television in the 21st century: Recent trends in portrayals and their contributions to public attitudes toward science. Communication Research, 48(6): 754-777.

Dudo, A., Dunwoody, S., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). The emergence of nano news: Tracking thematic trends and changes in U.S. newspaper coverage of nanotechnology. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(1): 55-75. 

Dudo, A., Choi, D-H., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Food nanotechnology in the news: Coverage patterns and thematic emphases during the last decade. Appetite, 56(1): 78-89.

Scheufele, D. A., & Dudo, A. (2010). Emerging agendas at the intersection of political and science communication: The case of nanotechnology. In C. Salmon (Ed.), Communication yearbook (Vol. 34, pp. 142-167), London: Routledge.

Dunwoody, S., Brossard, D., & Dudo, A. (2009). Socialization or rewards? Predicting U.S. scientist-media interactions. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(2): 299-314. 

Dudo, A., Dahlstrom, M., & Brossard, D. (2007). Reporting a potential pandemic: A risk-related assessment of avian influenza coverage in U.S. newspapers. Science Communication, 28(4): 429-454.

Holbert, R. L., Lambe, J. L., Dudo, A., & Carlton, K. A. (2007). Primacy effects of The Daily Show and national TV news viewing: Young viewers, political gratifications, and internal political self-efficacy. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(1): 20-38.

Edited Books, Chapters in Edited Volumes, White Papers, & Book Reviews

Dudo, A. & Kahlor, L. (2017). Strategic Communication: New Agendas in Communication. New York, Routledge.

Dudo, A. (2017). Science television. In R. Gunstone (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Science Education. New York: Springer. 

Liang, M. C., Dudo, A., Kahlor, L., AbiGhannam, N., & Lazard, A. (2013). Nano-scientists as consumers and sources of information about nanoethics. In J. Goodwin, M. F. Dahlstrom & S. H. Priest (Eds.), Ethical issues in science communication: A theory-based approach (pp. 135-149). Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.

Nisbet, M., & Dudo, A. (2013). Entertainment media portrayals and their effects on the public understanding of science. In D. Nelson, K. Grazier, J. Paglia, & S. Perkowitz (Eds.) Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment (Vol. 1139, pp. 241-249), Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

Choi, D.-H., Dudo, A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). U.S. news coverage of neuroscience nanotechnology: How U.S. newspapers have covered neuroscience nanotechnology during the last decade. In S. A. Hays, J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller & I. Bennett (Eds.), Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future (Vol. 3, pp. 67-78). New York: Springer.

Brossard, D., & Dudo, A. (2012). Cultivation of attitudes toward science. In J. Shanahan, M. Morgan, & N. Signorielli (Eds.), Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory and Research (pp. 120-146), New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Kahlor, L., Dudo, A., Liang, M-C., & AbiGhannam, N. (2012). Essential Knowledge of the Indoor Environment for Decision Makers: A Benchmark and a Nascent Database. Report for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Nisbet, M.C. & Dudo, A. (2011, January). Science, Entertainment, and Education: Annotated
Bibliography and Literature Review
. Commissioned report in support of the National Academies’ Science & Entertainment Exchange.

Dudo, A. (2009). [Review of the book The environmental communication yearbook, Vol. 3]. Mass Communication & Society, 12, 446-449.