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Rudy Pugliese

Director for Graduate Programs and Professor
Office: 
01-3008
Phone: 
585-475-5925
Fax: 
585-475-7732
BA, State University of New York College at Oneonta; MA, State University of New York College at Brockport; Ph.D., Temple University

Professor Pugliese is currently the director of the masters degree program in Communication & Media Technologies. He received a Ph.D. in mass communications from Temple University, an M.A. from the College at Brockport, and a B.A. from SUNY Oneonta. His dissertation, an investigation of retention factors in distance education, was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. His research interests include digital media as they relate to politics and pedagogy. He currently advises the Reporter magazine at RIT.

Foltz, F., Pugliese, R., & Ferber, P. (2011). Recovery.gov: Small steps toward transparency, interactivity, and trust, E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models, E. Downey, C.D. Ekstrom, & M.A. Jones, (Eds.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA.

Ferber, P., Foltz, F., & Pugliese, R. (2008). Demographics and political characteristics affecting state legislature Websites: The quality and digital divides, Journal of Political Marketing, 7(1), 48-68.

Ferber, P., Foltz, F., & Pugliese, R. (2007). Cyberdemocracy and online politics: A new model of interactivity. Bulletin of Science Technology Society, 27(5), 391- 400.