Office BuildingYeager Hall
Mailing AddressYeager Hall 230
School of Communication & Journalism-Box 2218
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyKathryn D. Coduto (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at South Dakota State University. Kathryn teaches courses in both mass communication and communication studies. Courses include Introduction to Mass Communication, Mass Media in Society, and Principles of Public Relations, as well as graduate-level Research Methods in Communication.
In addition to teaching, Kathryn researches the intersections of mass media and interpersonal communication. Recent work has focused on mobile dating application uses and outcomes. Her work has been published in the Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, Political Communication, and Telematics and Informatics.
Before returning to school for her Ph.D., Kathryn worked as a strategist and account planner for Marcus Thomas, an integrated marketing communications company in Cleveland, Ohio.
EducationPh.D., Ohio State University
Communication, Communication & Technology
M.A., Kent State University
Journalism & Mass Communication, Media Management
B.S., Kent State University
Journalism & Mass Communication, Electronic Media, Writing
Academic Interests/ExpertiseMobile and online dating uses and experiences
Modality switching communication technologies
Uncertainty in online interactions
Social support and social media
Professional MembershipsInternational Communication Association
National Communication Association
International Association for Relationship Research
Work ExperienceStrategist & Account Planner
Marcus Thomas, LLC
December 2013 - July 2016