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Dr. Lisa Parshall, a Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, is an expert in local and state government and federalism. She teaches PAD 608 Intergovernmental Relations in the MPA program. Lisa has also served as a Fulbright specialist (2019).
Currently, Lisa serves as chair of the local government section of the New York State Political Science Association and served as program chair for the 2019 Northeastern Political Science Association annual conference.
Dr. Parshall is a professor of political science at Daemen College and former department chair. She was one of five faculty selected as an inaugural Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany. During the one-year fellowship, she partnered with nationally known Rockefeller Institute staff to research pressing public policy issues in education, state and local government administration, and economic opportunity.
Parshall is the recipient of a grant from the Howard J. Samuels Center for State and City Policy to fund her research on local government reform.
Dr. Parshall authored Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process: Front-Loading’s Consequences and the National Primary Solution (Routledge, 2018) and several peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. Her latest book, co-authored with Jim Twombly, is entitled Directing the Whirlwind: The Trump Presidency and Deconstructing the Administrative State (Peter Lang). Dr. Parshall is currently writing a book about the relationship between municipal and NYS government (SUNY Press).
She earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in political science, both from the University at Buffalo - SUNY, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
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