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Kathryn Coduto

Assistant Professor, Media Science

About Kathryn Coduto

Kathryn D. Coduto is an assistant professor of media science in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. Katy researches the intersections of mass media and interpersonal communication, focusing on how individuals use media to connect with each other and make sense of the world around them. Recent studies have investigated compulsive social media use during major news events and the privacy management practices of individuals across a number of communication technologies, including dating applications and social media. Her work has been published in journals including the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Computers in Human Behavior, Political Communication, and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Katy teaches courses in research methods, social media analysis, and media effects. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Katy worked as a research analyst and strategist for Marcus Thomas LLC, an integrated marketing communications company in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Ph.D., Communication, Ohio State University
  • M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University
  • B.S., Electronic Media, Kent State University