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Kathryn Coduto

Kathryn Coduto


Assistant Professor

Office Building

Yeager Hall



Mailing Address

Yeager Hall 230
School of Communication & Journalism-Box 2218
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Kathryn 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.


Ph.D., Ohio State University
Communication, Communication & Technology
May 2020

M.A., Kent State University
Journalism & Mass Communication, Media Management
August 2014

B.S., Kent State University
Journalism & Mass Communication, Electronic Media, Writing
December 2013

Academic Interests/Expertise

Mobile and online dating uses and experiences
Modality switching communication technologies
Uncertainty in online interactions
Social support and social media

Professional Memberships

International Communication Association
National Communication Association
International Association for Relationship Research

Work Experience

Strategist & Account Planner
Marcus Thomas, LLC
Cleveland, Ohio
December 2013 - July 2016



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