Dr. John Brooks

John Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Government and Justice Studies, which he joined in 2022. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a M.P.A. from the University of Georgia. His research concerns the nexus between public administration, budgeting, and politics at all levels of government. Prior to coming to GJS, Dr. Brooks was an an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery, as well as a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute. His research appears in the Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Electoral Studies, and State and Local Government Review.


Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Public Administration and Policy
  • State and Local Government and Politics
  • Budgeting and Pensions
  • Representation
  • Methodology

Ph.D. (2016) Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.P.A. (2008), Concentration in Public Policy, University of Georgia
B.A. (2004) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught:

  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • State and Local Government
    • Public Policymaking
    • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Graduate Courses:
    • Introduction to Public Administration
    • State and Local Government
    • Budgeting and Fiscal Administration
    • Public Financial Management
    • Urban Politics and Policy
    • Public Administration and American Politics
    • Research Methods
    • Public Policymaking
    • Campaigns and Elections
Title: Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Department: brooksje1@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6096

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
351 G Anne Belk Hall


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