Political Science Chair | Professor
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.
In addition to political science courses, Dr. Parsons also teaches global health policy for the Master of Public Health program.
Dr. Parsons is a past president of the Iowa Political Science Association and the SAU Folwell Chair, an endowed chair in Pre-Law and Political Science. Some of his most recent research, conducted with Sociology professor Regina Matheson, involves the motives of women running for state legislative offices
Education and Training
- PhD, University of Arizona Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest
- American Politics
- Environmental Policy
- Public Administration
More About Dr. Parsons
Administrative Law and Regulation
Public Policy Analysis
Political and Civil Leadership
Campaigns and Elections
Global Health Policy