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Sharon Dunwoody

Sharon Dunwoody

Expert on public understanding of science, particularly the role of mass media science, environment and health messages in serving as a catalyst for knowledge gain.

Professor emerita, journalism and mass communication School of Journalism and Mass Communications Work: 608-278-2939 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @sharondunwoody


  • Science literacy and journalism
  • Risk communication
  • Scientist-journalist interactions
  • Environmental communication
  • Media coverage of controversial science


  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Past president, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Fellow, Society for Risk Analysis
  • Fellow, Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research