Professor Bryan D. Jones

Bryan D. Jones has published ground-breaking research at the intersection of public policy and public administration. He has been especially involved in the question of what is essential for the determination of the political agenda. Among other things, he has worked to find an explanation for the occasional abrupt increases in the total public expenditure and the public expenditure on individual policy areas. In both cases, his research has challenged well-established theories.

Bryan D. Jones, who is professor at the University of Texas, Austin, has received a long list of awards throughout his career. No less than four times has he been selected to receive the American Political Science Association’s award for the best contribution of the year. He has also held several positions of trust, such as president for the Midwest Political Science Association and council member in the American Political Science Association. His impressive list of publications counts 20 books and special issues and more than 50 articles, many of which are published in top journals and are extensively cited. His immense influence on the field of research is evident in the fact that ten of his most cited publications have been cited more than 4,000 times.

Bryan D. Jones has already been appointed honorary professor at the Department of Political Science and Government, and he has developed a very close research cooperation with the researchers in Aarhus. He is also a frequent guest in Aarhus, for instance as a member assessment committees at PhD defences and participant in several workshops. When he is visiting, he is always willing to take the time to comment on project proposals and draft articles written by the department’s researchers and research groups.

Moreover, Bryan D. Jones has ensured a frequent exchange of students and employees between Aarhus University and the University of Texas, and he has helped recruit international postdocs. Bryan D. Jones is indeed a friend of the department in so many ways, and he is an exceedingly likeable, sincere and friendly man. 

CURICULUM VITAE
J. J. ’Jake’ Pickle Regent’s Chair of Congressional Studies, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

ACADEMIC POSITIONS (SELECTED)
2008 J. J. ’Jake’ Pickle Regent’s Chair of Congressional Studies, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
1996-2008 Professor of Political Science and head of Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington, Seattle
1995-1996 Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University
1985-1996 Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University (1991-1996 Charles Puryear Professor of Liberal Arts)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND PUBLIC SERVICE (SELECTED) 
2010-2011 President, Midwest Political Science Association
2005-2007 Member of the American Political Science Association
1989-90 President, Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association

AWARDS AND HONOURS (SELECTED)
2011 Excellence in Mentoring Award, Public Policy Section, American Political Science Association
2007 Award for the Best Instructional Website, American Political Science Association
2003 Herbert A. Simon Award for Contributions to the Study of Public Administration, awarded by the Midwest Public Administration Caucus
2002 Robert Lane Award for the Best Book in Political Psychology in 2001 for Politics and the Architecture of Choice, awarded by the Political Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association
2002 Best Book Award in Urban Politics in 2001 for Building Civic Capacity, awarded by the Urban Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association
2001 Aaron Wildavsky Award for Agendas and Instability in American Politics for the book with lasting impact on the study of public policy, awarded by the Public Policy Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association
1995 Best Book Award in Political Psychology in 1994 for Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics, awarded by the Political Psychology Organized Section of the American Political Science Association