Bryan Parsons Profile

Dr. Bryan Parsons

Assistant Professor

Department: Public Affairs
Office: 203 Francis T. West Hall
540-375-4967

parsons@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

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

B.S., Political Science, Appalachian State University

Homepage

bryanmparsons.weebly.com/

Research & Teaching Interests

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

Recent Publications

“The Social Identity Politics of Peer Networks.” American Politics Research 43 (July 2015, special issue marking the 20th anniversary of Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone”): 680-707.

“Making Connections: Performance Regimes and Extreme Events.” Coauthored with Ann O’M. Bowman. Public Administration Review 73 (January/February 2013): 63-73.

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

“Vulnerability and Resilience in Local Government: Assessing the Strength of Performance Regimes.” Coauthored with Ann O’M. Bowman. State and Local Government Review 41 (April 2009): 13-24.

Conference Papers

"Core Beliefs, Trust, and Collaboration in Local Autism Policy Networks." To be presented at the 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.
 
"Politics with Friends: How Peers Influence Political Emotion." Coauthored with Kathleen Searles. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 28-31, 2014.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Public policy (education, health)

State and local politics

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Public policy (education, health)

State and local politics