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Political Science, International Affairs & Public Administration

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr John Briley

John David Briley 

423-439-6697 /
305 Rogers-Stout Hall

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program

Dr . Briley earned his B.A., the Master of Public Administration and the Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1994). He also attended the University of Alabama and Middle Tennessee State University as an undergraduate. He teaches a broad range of U.S. politics courses, including Southern Politics, The Presidency, Congress and Public Policy, State and Local Government, Urban Government and Public Administration. In addition, he regularly teaches the Department's two introductory courses, Political Life and Introduction to American Government. He has done research on the politics of the Canadian-American Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has delivered papers at state and regional professional associations. One of his recent research projects concerns the politics of the "No Child Left Behind Act." He has a book published by Mercer University Press entitled "Career in Crisis: Paul "Bear" Bryant and the 1971 Season of Change" . Dr. Briley has also served as a political analyst for the local CBS-affiliated television station.

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