tracking pixel
political science and leadership studies

Bill Parsons

Department Chair

Political Science

Main Campus
Folwell Center, 3
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Parsons specializes in Presidential politics and policy making, Presidential leadership, application of leadership theory to the public sector, executive branch decision making, administrative decision making, administrative law and regulation in particular water rights and environmental regulation, and water resources administration, policy implementation in water resources management and crime policy, American institutions, state and local politics and community leadership.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Arizona
Political Science

Courses Taught

American Government
Public Administration
Administrative Law and Regulation
Public Policy Analysis
Political and Civil Leadership
Environmental Policy
Campaigns and Elections

Areas of Professional Interest

  • American Politics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Leadership

Recent Publications

James G. Houston, Phillip B. Bridgmon, and William Parsons. Criminal Justice and the Policy Process (2nd Ed.) University Press of American, 2008.

Professional Affiliations

President-Elect of the Iowa Political Science Association
Folwell Chair, endowed chair in Pre-Law and Political Science at St. Ambrose University