Brian Krueger

  • Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Phone: 401.874.4058
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Having grown up in northern Massachusetts and living throughout the U.S., Brian Krueger returned to New England in 2001 when he joined URI’s Political Science Department. He lives locally with his wife and daughter.


Dr. Krueger has authored or co-authored books and articles dealing with political participation, political mobilization, the impact of new technologies on political behavior, survey research, government domestic monitoring, and emotions.

Dr. Krueger is currently serving as an Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2001
  • B.A., Political Science, SUNY-Binghamton, 1996

Selected Publications

2020. “Science-based Communication to Decrease Disparities in Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 60(6): 861-867. (with Marc L. Hutchison, K. Kelly Orr, Jennifer DeAngelis, Aisling R. Caffrey, Emily Bodo, and Kerry L. LaPlante)

2015. “Trade Exposure and the Polarization of Government Spending in the American States.” American Politics Research. (with Ping Xu)

2014. “Assessing the Potential of Paradata and Other Auxiliary Information for Nonresponse Adjustments.” Public Opinion Quarterly. (with Brady T. West)

2012. Exit Polls: Surveying the American Electorate, 1972 to 2010. Congressional Quarterly Press (with Samuel Best)

2012. “Al Qaeda vs. Big Brother: Anxiety about Government Monitoring and Support for Domestic Counterterrorism Policies.” Political Behavior. (with Samuel Best and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz)

2011. “Government Monitoring and Political Participation in the United States: The Distinct Roles of Anger and Anxiety.” American Politics Research. (with Samuel Best)

See Google Scholar profile for links to all publications