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. 

Dudo, A. (2016, February). Session organizer and moderator, “What scientists think about public engagement: New data, new insights, new directions.” Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington D.C.

Dudo, A. (2015, February). Invited speaker, “Current trends in scientists’ attitudes and behaviors towards public engagement.” Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, CA. 

Dudo, A. (2014, October). Invited speaker, “Getting scientists to talk to the ‘rest of us’: The state of empirical research on scientists as public communicators.” The annual Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Beijing, China. 

Besley, J. & Dudo, A. (2014, May). Invited speaker, “Understanding scientists’ communication behavior.” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. (remote presentation)

Dudo, A. (2014, May). Invited speaker, “Managing your research identity: CVs and beyond.” Advertising Doctoral Society, UT-Austin.

Dudo, A. (2013, October). Invited panelist, “Citizen engagement on science & policy: Critical questions, best practices.” Annual meeting of the Association for Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Organized by the National Communication Association.

Dudo, A. (2013, May). Invited TV panelist, “The Next Pandemic? A New Type Of SARS Virus Is Here. Should You Worry?” Huffington Post Live.

Dudo, A. (2013, January). Invited speaker, “The “science” of science communication.” Policy and Socioeconomic Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Austin, TX.

Dudo, A. (2012, April). Invited panelist, “Hot Science, Cool Talks: A case study discussion on communicating science.” Senior Fellows Honors Program, College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin.

Dudo, A. (2011, October). Public communication of science and technology. Invited lecturer in Professor Pat Stout’s Doctoral Proseminar, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin.

Dudo, A. (2011, August). Pathways to the public communication of science and technology: Toward a model for scientists’ popularization activity. Paper presented to the faculty of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Texas at Austin.

Summit on Science, Entertainment, and Education. (2011, February). Invited attendee of the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange annual summit in Beverly Hills, CA.

Dudo, A. (2010, October). Media coverage, interpersonal discussions, and audience perceptions. In Professor Dominique Brossard’s course, Risk Communication. University of Wisconsin-Madison.