Dr. Bryan Parsons

Assistant Professor
Department: Public Affairs
Office: 203 Francis T. West Hall
Phone: 375-4967



Ph.D., Political Science, University of South Carolina, 2010

B.S., Political Science, Appalachian State University, 2005

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Research & Teaching Interests:

American politics; public policy; political networks; political behavior; state and local politics

Recent Publications:

Political networks and public policy

Bowman, Ann O'M., and Bryan M. Parsons. 2013. "Making Connections: Local Governments and Performance Regimes." Public Administration Review 73 (January/February): 63-73.

Bowman, Ann O'M., and Bryan M. Parsons. 2009. "Vulnerability and Resilience in Local Government: Assessing the Strength of Performance Regimes." State and Local Government Review 41 (March): 13-24.

Political networks and political behavior

Parsons, Bryan M. "The Social Identity Politics of Peer Networks." American Politics Research (forthcoming).

Parsons, Bryan M. "Social Networks and the Affective Impact of Political Disagreement." Political Behavior 32 (June): 181-204.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

U.S. public policy

State and local politics

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

U.S. public policy

State and local politics