Paul Brewer, Ph D.
190 Graham Hall
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 media framing, citizens’ uses of information
shortcuts to form judgments, and the role of entertainment media in public affairs. He is the author of Value War: Public Opinion and the Politics of Gay Rights (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). His research
has also appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, Political Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, Public Understanding of Science, and Science Communication.