Dr. Brian Ellison

Brian Ellison, Dean of CHSS at AUA

Brian A. Ellison is Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at the American University of Armenia. He previously served as Director of the Martin School and founding Chair of the Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho, as Chair of the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University, and as Director of Master of Public Administration programs at the University of Idaho, the College of Charleston, and Missouri State University. Professor Ellison has served as a visiting professor at the University of Political Science and Law and at Liaoning Normal University in China, as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Bulgaria, Fulbright Hayes Scholar in Bulgaria and Turkey, as visiting Professor of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, and as a higher education consultant for the Open Society to Yerevan State University in Armenia. Dr. Ellison’s research focuses on public administration, local government, and economic development and has appeared in journals and edited volumes, including Policy Studies Journal, Natural Resources Journal, Administration and Society, International Journal of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, Environmental Management, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Policy Studies Review, American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration Review, and others. Professor Ellison received his PhD in environmental politics and policy from Colorado State University, and Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in American Studies, and Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Wyoming.

Ph.D., Colorado State University

Office location
MB Room 504M

[email protected]

(+374 60) 61 2503

Office hours
By appointment

Areas of research and teaching specialization
Economic Development, Local Government Administration, Environmental Politics

Courses currently taught

  • PSIA345 Development Policy and Strategy
  • PSIA352 Economics for Political Science