coduto_headshot_2021Welcome! Thanks for your interest in my research. I am interested in the many ways individuals develop media and technology literacy. As a result, my research often focuses on a variety of contexts, including online dating, sexting, social media use, breaking news information seeking, and entertainment media consumption (to name a few!). I believe the best way to understand, improve, and encourage media literacy is to understand the many ways it can manifest for a variety of people.

I am a mixed methods researcher; I use quantitative and qualitative methods to answer my research questions. This includes surveys, experimental designs (laboratory and online), open-ended questionnaires, and in-depth, in-person interviews.

I am currently an assistant professor of communication and media studies at South Dakota State University; starting in fall 2022, I will be an assistant professor at Boston University. I received my Ph.D. in communication from Ohio State University. I previously worked as a strategist for an advertising agency in Cleveland, Ohio.