» Dr. Gerald M. Binder
Adjunct Faculty

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Communication Studies
Dr. Gerald M. Binder
California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts in English
California State University, Northridge, Master of Arts in Education
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. in Psychology

Dr. Gerald Binder brings the perspectives of philosophical considerations and the foundational thought of psychology to teaching courses in communication theory and application. Since 1999, he has been researching the anticipated impact on American society of the emerging age wave of millions of older adults, and he facilitates a communication based program, A New Vision for A New Adulthood at several institutes of lifelong learning. His interest in communication has also led to developing Journeys, a philosophic perspective and learning process for older adults to use in navigating the challenges of life transition and change.  As part of his interest in strategies for enhancing  intergenerational communication and bonding between age-enriched adults and children, he has recently co-authored a new book, Resilient Children: how caring adults can inspire kids to thrive and succeed. His most recent work on resiliency appears in the May 2013 volume of The International Journal of Social Science Research.


Courses taught at Chapman University

COM 310: Business and Professional Communication

COM 311: Gender and Communication

COM 314: Communication Theory

COM 410: Organizational Communication