Frank Bryan, a political scientist at the University of Vermont, is known throughout New England both as a humorist and a serious scholar.  Among the books he has written are Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works; The Vermont Papers; and The Vermont Owner’s Manual.  He has been chosen “one of New England’s leading humorists” by Yankee magazine; and the Boston Globe credited him with writing “one of the most original political analyses ever written about New England.”  Nationally his work has drawn the attention of such publications as the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times. 
             He has appeared on CBS’s Sunday Morning, the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and more recently with Brian Williams, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Bill Moyers’ The Public Mind, and featured in Ted Turner’s Portrait of America film series.
            Bryan is a former Golden Gloves boxer (Vermont and Connecticut) and rodeo bull rider (Montana).  His current interests include hunting, fishing, and trapping; oxen; stamp collecting; and poker.

Other Books that Frank has authored or co-authored:

Scholarly Books:
Other Books:
Politics in the Rural States
Real Vermonters Don't Milk Goats
Yankee Politics in Rural Vermont
The Very Latest Vermont Quiz Book
Readings in American Government
The Vermont Quiz Book

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Mailing Address:
503 Old Mill, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405


B.A.   St. Michael's College

M.A.  University of Vermont

Ph.D.  University of Connecticut