Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Journalism & Mass Communication, 2011
M.A., University of Delaware, Communication, 2005
B.A., Muhlenberg College, Communication, 2000
Dr. Dudo’s research examines the intersection of science, media, and society. He is particularly interested in media representations of science and environmental issues, scientists’ public communication activities and interactions with journalists and strategic communicators, and the effects of informational and entertainment media on public understanding of science. Some of his recent work has identified factors influencing scientists’ likelihood to engage in public communication, the effects of television entertainment programs on public perceptions of science, and media depictions of health pandemics and controversial biomedical and technological innovations.
He has been a funded researcher for two government grants, consulted for the National Academy of Sciences, received a dissertation fellowship, and won awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Society for Risk Analysis. Prior to his graduate education, he worked in strategic communications for the Academy of Natural Sciences, a natural history museum and scientific research institution operating in Philadelphia since 1812.
His research has appeared in the journals Communication Research, Science Communication, Risk Analysis, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media, and Appetite (a food science journal). His work has also appeared in books including, Communication Yearbook, Handbook of Nanotechnology in Society, and The Cultivation Differential: State of the Art Research in Cultivation Theory.