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, state and local politics, political behavior


Dr. Bryan Parsons joined Roanoke College in the 2014-2015 academic year. He teaches several courses in the department, including Public Policy (POLI 250), Research Methods in Public Affairs (CJUS/IR/POLI 209), and State and Local Government (POLI 201).

His research often explores the role of political networks in public policymaking and political behavior. His previous work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, and State and Local Government Review.

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Current research

"Autism and Local Policy Networks: A Study of Virginia Communities." To be presented at the 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

Public policy (education, health care)

State and local politics

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Public policy (education, health care)

State and local politics