Heath A. Brown, Ph.D.
Interest Groups, Presidency, Campaigns, Public Administration and Nonprofits.
Heath Brown is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Seton Hall University. He received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 2005 where his doctoral research focused education policy, charter schools and the political mobilization of nonprofits. He worked as Research and Policy Director at the Council of Graduate Schools from 2004-2005, and as a Graduate Fellow at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) during the summer of 2002. Since then, Brown has been an Assistant Professor at Roanoke College, where he taught courses in American politics, public policy and public administration.
Brown's current research focuses nonprofits, interest groups and the presidency. His book, Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition, was published in 2012 by Routledge. He has also published research at Policy Sciences, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency. His non-academic writing on politics has appeared at The Hill and The Huffington Post.
He recently was awarded a foundation grant to study immigrant groups and the 2012 election.
- Ph.D., George Washington University, Public Policy, 2005
- M.A., George Washington University, International Affairs, 2000
- B.A., Guilford College, 1996
- Who Will Romney Choose? (Transition Edition)
Huffington Post opinion editorial on Romney campaign,
- The Virtues of Planning a Transition Early
Op-Ed published by The Hill Congressional Blog,
- Lobbying the New President: Interests in Transition
- Shopping in the Political Arena: Strategic State and Local Venue Selection by Advocates
State and Local Review, 44(1),
- Interest Groups and Presidential Transitions
Congress and the Presidency, 38(2), 152-170,
- Policy Dynamics and the Evolution of State Charter School Laws
Policy Sciences, 42, 33-50,
- Personnel Practices in U.S. Charter Schools: Extrinsic Incentives and Teacher Motivation
Journal of School Choice, 2(4), 415-439,