Bryan Parsons Profile

Dr. Bryan Parsons

Assistant Professor

Department: Public Affairs
Office: 203 Francis T. West Hall



Ph.D., Political Science, University of South Carolina
B.S., Political Science, Appalachian State University


Research & Teaching Interests

American Politics, Public Policy, Political Behavior

Recent Publications

  • "Local Autism Policy Networks: Expertise and Intermediary Organizations." Educational Policy, forthcoming. Published online before print October 24, 2016. [link]
  • “The Social Identity Politics of Peer Networks.” American Politics Research 43 (July 2015): 680-707. [link]
  • “Making Connections: Performance Regimes and Extreme Events.” Coauthored with Ann O’M. Bowman. Public Administration Review 73 (January/February 2013): 63-73. [link]

Recent Conference Papers

  • "Core Beliefs, Trust, and Collaboration in Local Autism Policy Networks." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4, 2016.
  • "Autism and Local Policy Networks: A Study of Virginia Communities." Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 7-9, 2016.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

U.S. public policy (education, health)
State and local politics

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

U.S. public policy (education, health)
State and local politics