Dietram A. Scheufele is the John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Honorary Professor of Communication at the Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Scheufele’s research examines the role of social media and other emerging modes of communication in our society. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, and an elected member of the Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (German National Academy of Science and Engineering). Scheufele has been a tenured faculty member at Cornell University, a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard University, and a DAAD Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden.
A true believer in serving society, Scheufele is a frequent commentator in media and has worked for PBS, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank, among other public sector clients. Scheufele has embraced the Wisconsin Idea, with a constant commitment to linking research to policy decision-making in Wisconsin and beyond, and with an impressive dedication into making higher education at the UW one of the best in the nation.