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 been selected to serve 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. In addition, she will participate in an interdisciplinary summer workshop, “The Constitutional History of Anglo-American Empire,” being sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History and the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.
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.
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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