|241 Pearson Hall ||Newark, DE 19716||<div class="ExternalClassC020F2AC05DE4457953987749D66D346"><h4><strong>Biography</strong></h4><p style="text-align:justify;">Paul Brewer (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1999) is a
Professor in the Department of Communication. His research interests
include political communication, public opinion, and science
communication. He is particularly interested in how messages in
traditional news, entertainment media, and social media shape public
opinion about policy issues and public perceptions of science. He is the
author of <em>Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights</em> (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). His research has also appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the <em>International Journal of Press/Politics</em>, the <em>Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media</em>, <em>Mass Communication and Society</em>, <em>Political Communication</em>, <em>Public Opinion Quarterly</em>, <em>Public Understanding of Science</em>, and <em>Science Communication</em>.</p><h4><strong>Publications</strong></h4><p>Townson, Clint, <strong>Paul R. Brewer</strong>, and Barbara L. Ley. 2016. "Public Responses to Forensic DNA Testing Backlogs: Media Use and Understandings of Science." <em>Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society </em>35(5-6):158-165.</p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul R</strong>., David C. Wilson, and Michael Habegger. 2016. "Wedding Imagery and Public Support for Gay Marriage." <em>Journal of Homosexuality </em>68(3):1041-1051.</p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul R.</strong>,
Michael Habegger, Ruby Harrington, Lindsay H. Hoffman, Philip Edward
Jones, and Jennifer L. Lambe. 2016. "Interactivity between Candidates
and Citizens on a Social Networking Site: Effects on Perceptions and
Vote Intentions." <em>Journal of Experimental Political Science </em>3(1):84-96.<em> </em></p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul. R.</strong> and Jessica McKnight. 2015. "Climate as Comedy: The Effects of Satirical Television News on Climate Change Perceptions." <em>Science Communication </em>37(5):635-657.</p><p>Lefky, Tyler, <strong>Paul R. Brewer</strong>, and Michael Habegger. 2015. "Tweets on Television News: The Nature and Effects of Campaign Coverage of Twitter." <em>Electronic News</em> 9(4):257-269.</p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul R.</strong>,
Ralph J. Begleiter, Katherine Anderson, and Meredith Isaacs. 2015.
"Using Tablet Devices and Social Media in a Course about the 2012 U.S.
Election Campaign." <em>PS: Political Science & Politics </em>48(1):171-175.</p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul R</strong>.,
Lindsay H. Hoffman, Ruby Harrington, Philip Edward Jones, and Jennifer
L. Lambe. 2014. "Public Perceptions Regarding the Authenticity of the
2012 Presidential Candidates." <em>Presidential Studies Quarterly </em>44(4):742-757.</p><p><strong>Brewer, Paul R</strong>.
and Barbara L. Ley. 2014. "Contested Evidence: Exposure to Competing
Scientific Claims and Public Support for Banning Bisphenol A." <em>Public Understanding of Science </em>23(4):395-410.</p><p>Wilson, David C. and </p><strong>Paul R. Brewer</strong><p>.
2013. "The Foundations of Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws: Political
Predispositions, Racial Resentment, and Information Effects." </p><em>Public Opinion Quarterly </em><p>77(4):962-984.</p></div>||email@example.com||/Documents%20Bios%20CVs/brewer-paul-cv.pdf||Brewer, Dr. Paul||Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 12-2 and by appointment||302-831-7771||<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Brewer_Paul-01.jpg" width="480" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />||Professor||Department Of Communication|