Howdy! Let's change the world through better communication.

I'm a writer, researcher, and multimedia producer with extensive experience in putting together partnerships to tackle complex projects. In my various roles in private industry, research, and teaching, I've always sought to engage with pro-social, pro-health, and pro-environmental causes. I've worked  with state, federal, for-profit and non-profit organizations to research, write, and produce evidence-based, multimedia communication campaigns to motivate measurable behavior change. In both my private-industry work and my teaching, I use primary and secondary research to address issues such as green energy and jobs, energy efficiency, sexual health, youth smoking, sexual assault care, suicide prevention, vehicle idling, environmental policy, Vermont park attendance, distracted driving, financial literacy, and more. Why is any of this important? Because I'm passionate about teaching students these skills so that they can create positive, measurable change through communication.

Associations and Affiliations

  • National Communication Association
  • Vermont Public Health Association
  • Vermont Public Health Institute
Matt Dugan CDAE Lecturer

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

researching, writing, and producing evidence-based communication to promote pro-health, pro-social, and pro-environmental causes. Strategic communication, health communication, journalism, consumer behavior, advertising, social media, social marketing, marketing research.


  • BA, Boston College, 1986
  • MA, Northern Arizona University, 2014


Office Location:

Morrill Hall 205D

Courses Taught

  • CDAE 124 Public Communication Media
  • CDAE 121 News Writing Across Media
  • CDAE 127 Consumer, Markets, and Public Policy
  • CDAE 112 Social Media: From Theory to Practice