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Brian A. Ellison, Ph.D., is Provost and Professor of Political Science at the American University of Armenia. PhD Colorado State, MPA, MA, BS University of Wyoming.
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Provost & VP of Academic Affairs,Professor,Interim Dean of CHSS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations
060 61 2503
MB Room 504M

PSIA 353 Economics for Political Science
PSIA 345 Development Policy & Strategy
PH 333 Politics of Public Health

Office Hours: By Appointment
MB Room 504M

Public Administration, Economic Development, Environmental Politics and Policy
Open Center of Excellence for Leadership and Governance

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (AUA)
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (AUA)
Director, Martin School (University of Idaho, USA)
Chair, Department of Politics and Philosophy (University of Idaho, USA)
Chair, Department of Government and Justice Studies (Appalachian State, USA)
Director, Master of Public Administration Program (College of Charleston, USA)
Director, Master of Public Administration Program (Missouri State University, USA)

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society" Theodore Roosevelt
"What's in a question, you ask? Everything. It is evoking stimulating response or stultifying inquiry. It is, in essence, the very core of teaching." John Dewey
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." Muhammad Ali

Short Bio:

Brian A. Ellison, Ph.D., is Provost and Professor of Political Science at the American University of Armenia. Dr. Ellison previously served as Director of the Martin School and founding Chair of the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho, as Chair of the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University, and as Director of Master of Public Administration programs at the University of Idaho, the College of Charleston, and Missouri State University. Dr. Ellison has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Bulgaria, as a visiting professor in China, Turkey, and Russia, and as a higher education consultant in Armenia. His research on public administration, local government, and environmental politics have appeared in numerous journals and book chapters. Dr. Ellison received his PhD in political science from Colorado State University.


Brian A. Ellison and Adam J. Newmark, “Building the Bridge to Nowhere: The Role of Agencies in Advocacy Coalitions,” Policy Studies Journal, 38.4 (2010): 653-678.

Brian A. Ellison, “Bureaucratic Politics, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Animas-La Plata Project,” Natural Resources Journal, 49.2 (2009): 367-401.

Brian A. Ellison, “Public Administration Reform in Eastern Europe: A Research Note and a Look at Bulgaria,” Administration and Society, 39.2 (April 2007): 221-232.

Brian A. Ellison, “Bureaucratic Politics as Agency Competition: A Comparative Perspective,” International Journal of Public Administration, 29.13 (2006): 1259-1283.

Brian A. Ellison, “Institutional Controls and Local Autonomy in Land Use Planning: Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Protection in Jasper County, Missouri,” State and Local Government Review, 33.2 (Spring 2001): 133-143.

Brian A. Ellison, "Environmental Management and the New Politics of Western Water: The Animas-La Plata Project and Implementation of the Endangered Species Act," Environmental Management, 23.4 (May 1999): 429-439.

Brian A. Ellison, "Intergovernmental Relations and the Advocacy Coalition Framework: The Operation of Federalism in Denver Water Politics," Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 28.4 (Fall 1998): 35-54.

Brian A. Ellison, "The Advocacy Coalition Framework and Implementation of the Endangered Species Act: A Case Study in Western Water Politics," Policy Studies Journal, 26.1 (Spring 1998): 11-29.

Brian A. Ellison and Charles Davis, "Change on the Range: Policy Reforms and Agenda Control," Society and Natural Resources, 9 (1996): 395 - 409.

Brian A. Ellison, "Autonomy in Action: Bureaucratic Competition Among Functional Rivals in Denver Water Politics," Policy Studies Review, 14.1/2 (Spring/Summer 1995): 25 - 48.

Brian A. Ellison, "A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Bureaucratic Politics and Autonomy," American Review of Public Administration, 25.2 (June 1995): 161 - 182.

Brian A. Ellison, “Wyoming: The Equality State,” in The Constitutionalism of American States, George E. Connor and Christopher W. Hammons, Eds. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008): 666-682.

Brian A. Ellison, “Denver Water Politics, Two Forks, and Its Implications for Development on the Great Plains,” in Water and the Great Plains: Issues and Policies, Peter J. Longo, and David W. Yoskowitz, Eds. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2002): 93-115.

Brian A. Ellison, “New Thinking About Bureaucratic Politics,” Public Administration Review, (November/December 2011): 946-950.

Brian A. Ellison, "Old Water Management Institutions, the New West, and the Inevitability of Politics," Southwest Hydrology, 7.5 (September/October 2008): 28-29.

Brian A. Ellison, “New Thinking about Water Management,” Public Administration Review, (September/October 2007): 946-950.

Brian A. Ellison, “Teaching Writing and Public Administration Education,” Teaching Public Administration, 26.1 (Spring 2006): 25-31.

Brian A. Ellison, “Environmental Politics and Policy in the United States of America: An Overview,” Teaching and Researching, Renming University of China and the Chinese Ministry of Education, 285 (July 2002): 32-37, Beijing, PRC. Translated by Dr. Cong Riyun, Department of Political Education, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, PRC.

Brian A. Ellison, Earl Carr and J. Kevin Cassil, “Community-Based Environmental Protection: Environmental Master Planning in Jasper and Newton Counties,” Missouri Municipal Review (February/March 2000): 23-25.

Brian A. Ellison, “Environmental Master Plans Take Regional View,” Springfield Business Journal (May 10-16, 1999): 16.

Brian A. Ellison and Denny Pilant, "Two Perspectives on Tenure," PS: Political Science and Politics, 30.1 (March 1997): 14 - 17.