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Political Science, International Affairs & Public Administration

College of Arts and Sciences

Dr John Briley

David  Briley, PhD

Associate Professor
423-439-6697 /
305 Rogers-Stout Hall

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr . Briley his Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (1994). He attended the University of Alabama and Middle Tennessee State University as an undergraduate, and earned his B.A at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Dr. Briley teaches a broad range of courses in the department in the area of American Politics comprised of  American Government and Politics, State and Local Politics, Southern Politics, and the President and Congress.  Courses in Public Administration include Public Administration (undergraduate and graduate level), Public Management Report, Organizational Theory, Politics and Administration and Urban Government. 

In the area of International Affairs, Dr. Briley teaches American Foreign Policy. He research includes the Canadian-American Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Dr. Briley has presented several papers on this subject at both state and regional professional associations.  He has also presented papers on presidential elections and the No Child Left Behind law.  His book, Career in Crisis: Paul "Bear" Bryant and the 1971 Season of Change published by Mercer University Press in 2006.

He has made several presentations on this book in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky.  Dr. Briley has contributed to six books on Bear Bryant and/or the University of Alabama including The Last Coach by Allen Barra and Turning the Tide by Earl H. Tilford.  He also made appearance in documentaries HBO's Breaking the Huddle and Keith Dunnavant's Three Daysat Foster.  He is currently in the process of completing his manuscript on Richard M. Nixon's wilderness period of 1962-1968.  He has contributed to two Nixon books by Patrick J. Buchanan: The Greatest Comeback and Nixon's WhiteHouse Wars. 


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