Dr. Bryan Parsons

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

parsons@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

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

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

Course List

Homepage:

http://bmparsons.weebly.com/

Research & Teaching Interests:

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

Recent Publications:

Political networks and public policy

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

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

Political networks and political behavior

"The Social Identity Politics of Peer Networks." American Politics Research (in press).

"Social Networks and the Affective Impact of Political Disagreement." Political Behavior 32 (June, 2010): 181-204.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

American public policy

State and local politics

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

American public policy

State and local politics