Dr Andrew R. Binder

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Associate Professor


Andrew R. Binder (Ph.D., 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. He conducts research on controversial science topics, including how information about those topics is transmitted through various communication channels and what impact that communication has on risk perception and public understanding of science. His research has been published in the journals Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Communication Research , and Journal of Health Communication, among others. Current projects include a national opinion survey on the use of reclaimed water in people's homes, a meta-analysis of the empirical relationship between sending sexually explicit text messages and sexual behaviors, and a systematic review of research on public opinion of genetic engineering.


Journal Articles

Binder, A. R., Hillback, E. D., & Brossard, D. (2016). Conflict or caveats? How media portrayals of scientific uncertainty influence perceptions of new technologies. Risk Analysis, 36(4), 831-846. doi:10.1111/risa.12462

Garcia-Cuerva, L., Berglund, E. Z., & Binder, A. R. (2016). Public perceptions of water shortages, conservation behaviors, and support for water reuse in the U.S. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 113, 106-115. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.06.006

Kandiah, V., Berglund, E. Z., & Binder, A. R. (2016). A cellular automata modeling framework for urban water reuse planning and management. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000696

Kosenko, K. A., Binder, A. R., & Hurley, R. J. (2016). Celebrity influence and identification: A test of the Angelina effect. Journal of Health Communication, 21(3), 318-326. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1064498

Redmond, V., Jameson, J. K., & Binder, A. R. (2016). How superior-subordinate relationship quality and conflict management styles influence an employee's use of upward dissent tactics. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 9(2), 158-176. doi:10.1111/ncmr.12072

Abril, E. P., Binder, A. R., Nan, X., Nevar, P. M., & Rojas, H. (2014). Persuasion and affect in the framing of poverty: An experiment on goal framing. Signo y Pensiamento, 33(65), 51-68. doi:10.11144/Javeriana.SYP33-65.pafp
Binder, A. R. (2012). Figuring out #Fukushima: An initial look at functions and content of U.S. Twitter commentary about nuclear riskEnvironmental Communication, 6(2), 268-277. doi:10.1080/17524032.2012.672442
Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Shaw, B. R., & Corley, E. A. (2012). Measuring risk/benefit perceptions of emerging technologies and their potential impact on communication of public opinion toward sciencePublic Understanding of Science, 21(7), 830-847. doi:10.1177/0963662510390159
Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2012). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 36-51. doi:10.2990/31_1-2_36
Berube, D. M., Cummings, C. L., Frith, J. H., Binder, A. R., & Oldendick, R. (2011).Comparing nanoparticle risk perceptions to other known EHS risksJournal of Nanoparticle Research, 13(8), 3089-3099. doi:10.1007/s11051-011-0325-z
Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Gunther, A. C. (2011). Interpersonal amplification of risk? Citizen discussions and their influence on risk and benefit perceptions of a biological research facilityRisk Analysis, 31(2), 324-334. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01516.x
Ho, S. S., Binder, A. R., Becker, A. B., Moy, P., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., et al. (2011). The role of perceptions of media bias in general and issue-specific participation. Mass Communication and Society, 14(3), 343-374. doi:10.1080/15205436.2010.491933
Binder, A. R., Dalrymple, K. E., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2009). The soul of a polarized democracy: Testing theoretical linkages between talk and attitude extremity during the 2004 presidential electionCommunication Research, 36(3), 315-340. doi:10.1177/0093650209333023

Book Chapters

Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (in press). The role of news media in social amplification of risk. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Binder, A. R. (2013). "Wrong but it worked": How lay citizens assess the ethics of communicating about risk in the context of local scientific/technological controversy. In J. Goodwin, M. F. Dahlstrom, & S. Priest (Eds.), Ethical issues in science communication: A theory-based approach (pp. 7-20). Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.
Binder, A. R. (2013). Understanding public opinion of nanotechnology. In A. Nasir, A. Friedman, & S. Wang (Eds.), Nanotechnology in dermatology (pp. 269-278). New York: Springer.
Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2013). Contentious communities: Examining antecedents to opinion perception and expression during site-selection for a bioresearch facility. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and community (pp. 233-252). New York: Hampton Press.


  • Ph.D. in Mass Communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • M.S. in Life Sciences Communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • B.A. in French from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001