PROFESSIONAL VITA 2004
Frank M. Bryan
Department of Political Science
540 The Old
St. Michael's College,
Newbury Graded and High School,
Professor, Department of Political Science, The University of Vermont
American Government and Politics
State and Local Politics and Policy
Research Methods and Methodology
Political Science Curriculum Committee, 2004-
Curriculum Subcommittee, Center for Research on Vermont 2002-
Executive Committee, Center for Research on Vermont 2001 -
Advisory Board, “Annual Editions,” McGraw-Hill/Dushkin Publishing Company 1996-
Admissions Committee, The Masters of Public Administration Program 1995-
Various Department committees
The American Political Science Association
Pi Alpha Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha
Center for Research on
Frank M. Bryan, Real Democracy: The
____, (editor) Readings in American Government (Minneapolis: West Publishing Co., 1991).
____, with John McClaughry, The
____, Politics in the Rural States: People, Parties and Processes (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1981).
____, Yankee Politics in Rural
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
____, "Town Meeting," and "Orville Gibson" in John J. Duffy, Samuel B. Hand, and Ralph H. Orth (eds.) The Vermont Encyclopedia (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2003).
____, “Direct Democracy and Civic Competence: The Case of Town Meeting,” in Stephen L. Elkin and Karol E. Sulton (eds.) Democracy and Citizen Competence (University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998).
____, “Interest Groups,” in Michael Sherman (ed.) Vermont State Government and Administration 1965-1995 (Burlington, Vermont: The Center for Research on Vermont and the Snelling Center for Public Policy, the University of Vermont, 1998).
____, “Vermont: Interest Groups in a Rural Technopolity,” with Ann Hallowell in Ron Hrebenar and Clive Thomas (eds.) Interest Group Politics in the Northeast (University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993).
____, “Vermont: Of Land,
People and Democracy,” in C. L. Gilbert (ed.)
____, “Defining Rural:
Returning to Our Roots,” in James Seroka (ed.) Public Administration in
____, “The Rural Technopolity,” in
Nicholas Muller III and Sam Hand (eds.) In a State of
____, “Legislative Apportionment in
ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND REVIEWS
____, “The New England Town Meeting in Action” (Review) The American Political Science Review (June, 2001) pp.489-490.
____, “Town Meeting: Keeper of the
Sacred Flame,” (Essay accompanying
____, “Direct Democracy and Civic Competence,” The Good Society 5 (Fall, 1995).
____, “Turtle on its Back,” PEGS Newsletter (December, 1993).
____, “Rearranging the Deck Chairs,” reprinted in The Yankee Planner 13 (Winter, 1993).
____, “Rearranging the Deck Chairs,” Planning Commissioners Journal (November/December, 1992).
____, “The Future Is Not What It Was Supposed to Be,” The Constituent (December, 1992).
____, “Going it Alone,” Chronicles (May/June, 1991).
____, with Clark Bensen,
“Strengthening Democratic Control:
____, “Town Meeting,” The Sovereign Citizen (Fall, 1988).
____, “Hill Farm with Computer,” North by Northeast (June, 1988).
____, “A Habit of the Heart,”
____, “Pivot Point for Democracy,” Window
____, “Town Meeting Debate,”
____, with Clark Bensen, “The 1984
____, “Trouble in the Vermont Hills,” Newsweek (March 13, 1984).
____, with Clark Bensen, “The 1982
____, “Learning Through Conflict,” Teaching Political Science (Winter, 1983).
____, “The Lonely Villagers:
____, “Rural Renaissance: Is
____, “Hands Off Town Meeting,” New York Times (April 3, 1982).
____, with David Rosenbloom, “Public Bureaucracies Within States,” State and Local Government Review (September, 1981).
____, with Sam Hand, “The 1980
____, “Charting the Republican
____, “Town Meeting: A Rural
Option for Urban
____, “Town Meeting–Pure Democracy in Action,” in What This Community Needs . . . An Anthology of Advocates Views (Helena, Montana: State Commission on Local Government, January, 1976).
____, “Opening the Time Lock of the
____, “Self‑Government Powers and Responsive Government,” Citizen's Guide to Self‑Government Powers (Bureau of Government Research, University of Montana, 1975).
____, and Kenneth Bruno, “Asphalt
in the Wilderness: The Politics of the
____, “Town Meeting Support in
____, “People and Politics,” Chittenden (January, 1972).
____, “Catholic Education Aid‑‑Yankee
____, “The Politics of Town Meeting ‑ Another View,” Chittenden (February, 1970).
____, “The Metamorphosis of a Rural Legislature,” Polity (December, 1968).
____, “The Encounter,” The
____, “Who is Legislating?” National Civic Review (December, 1967).
____, “Politics and Poetry,” Vermonter (August, 1967).
____, and Frederick J. Matkin, “Shadowboxing with Poverty,” Rally (October, 1966).
____, “The State That Might Have Been,” Vermonter (October, 1966).
____, “Town Meetings or Regional Government?” Vermonter (August, 1966).
____, “Viewing the Charter,” Rural Vermonter, (May, 1966).
____, “Reapportionment and the
Putting Power in its Place, Judith and Christopher Plant, eds., (Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1992), excerpts from The Vermont Papers.
Utne Reader (Jan/Feb 1991) excerpts from The Vermont Papers.
New Options (
“Social Science and Writing for Popular
Audiences: Is It Possible?” Presented before the League of
“Politics and Land Use Planning in
“Technology, Politics, and the Future of
Local Government” Presented Before the
“Three Chords and the Truth: Town Meeting Technology, and Democracy” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta Georgia, September, 1999.
“Diversity and the Search for Democracy:
From Aristotle to Putnam” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
“Town Meeting and the Story of
Democracy,” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
“How Does Town Meeting Treat Women” Paper Presented at the Research in Progress Seminar sponsored by the Center For Research on Vermont Burlington, Vermont February 1999.
“Decentralized Polities on
a Planetary Scale: The Case for the
“‘Old Age Ain’t for Sissies; Huntington
House and the Issue of Regulating Senior Citizens’ Care in
“Technology and Democracy: The Potential for Popular Governance in the 21st Century” Paper Presented as Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, The Department of Political Science, The University of North Carolina at Ashville, November, 1997.
“Does Town Meeting Promote Citizen
Competence?” Paper presented at the Conference on Citizen Competence
sponsored by the Society for the Political Efficacy of the Good Society (PEGS),
“Direct Democracy: Dead or Alive--New Findings on Town Meeting” Paper presented at the Research In Progress Seminar sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, February 1995.
“The Case for Decentralism in the Criminal Justice System” Paper delivered as part of the 1993 Colloquium Series, Department of Criminal Justice, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February, 1993.
“Democracy and Administration:
Three Paradigms Explored” Paper delivered at Mississippi Political
Science Association Meeting,
“Is Democracy Possible: Technology and the Hope for Human Scale” Essay delivered as part of the Political Science Department's Guest Lecture Series, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, February 27, 1991.
“Town Meeting in the
“Correlates of Participation in the
“The Size Variable and Direct
Democracy” Delivered at the Fourth Annual Chautauqua in
“Agriculture Policy and Rural
Affairs: Insuring the Twain Shall Meet” Delivered before the
National Advisory Council on Rural Development,
With Fred Schmidt, “The Nuclear Freeze
Vote in Town Meeting” Delivered at the Research in Progress Seminar
of the Center for Research on
“Are We a Nation Neither of Laws Nor Men But of
Numbers?” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Society
for Public Administration (Regions 1 and 2),
“Learning Through Conflict: The Mock Trial Experience” Delivered at the Annual New England Conference on Teaching Students to Think, Amherst, Massachusetts, November, 1981.
“The Decline of the Party System: The Case of Vermont” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association, Durham, New Hampshire, April, 1981.
“The Tyranny of Information
Systems” Delivered at VTASPA Seminar on Information Systems in the Public
“Saying it with Numbers” Delivered
at the Research in Progress Seminar of the Center for Research on
“Should We Become Again 'A Nation of Laws
and Not of Men' (or Groups)? The Case for Administrative Rationalism”
Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public
Administration (Regions 1 and 2),
With David Rosenbloom, “The Size of State
Bureaucracies: An Exploratory Analysis” Delivered at the Annual
Meeting of the
“Town Meeting: Is There a Role in
Technological Society?” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the
“Toward a Theory of Rural Politics”
Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,
“Policy‑Making in the Open
Forum: Town Meeting in the Rural Technopolity” Delivered at the
Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association,
“Manager Government in Montana: A View from Two Cities” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Montana Academy of Sciences, Havre, Montana, May, 1976.
“Ecological Causation and Partisan Breakthrough, Vermont‑‑A Case Study” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Fall, 1975.
“Correlates of Feminine Participation in
Town Meetings” Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Rural
“Voting Behavior in a Two Party Rural
Legislature: An Application of Cluster‑Bloc Analysis” Delivered at
the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association,
“Legislators, Constituencies, and Policy
_____, “Town Meeting: Keeper of the
Sacred Flame,” (Essay accompanying
_____, “Preserving Vermont's Political Heritage: Cosmetics or Culture,” in Marshall True, Mary Woodruff and Kristin Peterson‑Ishaq (eds.) Teaching Vermont's Heritage (Burlington, Vermont, The University of Vermont, 1984).
_____, with Robert E. Eagle,
“Teacher's Manual for Local Government Review in
BOOKS (Humor and General Interest)
____, with Melissa Lee Bryan, The Very Latest
____, with Bill Mares, The
Vermont Owner’s Manual (
____, with Bill Mares, Out of Order (Shelburne, Vermont: The New England Press, 1991).
____, with Bill Mares, Out!
____, with Melissa Lee Bryan, The
____, with Bill Mares, Real Vermonters Don't Milk Goats (Shelburne, Vermont: The New England Press, 1983).
____, with Bill Mares, The Real Vermonter's Address Book, (Shelburne, Vermont: The New England Press, 1984).
(Articles and Op. Ed. Pieces)
____, “A Christmas Card for Mom,” (Op. Ed.)
____, “Thinking About Civil Unions” (Op. Ed.)
____, “Font of Wisdom” Computer User
____, “Townscape Newbury"
____, “The Politics of the Growth Bill” (Op. Ed.)
____, “A Peasant of
____, “Education or Else” Window of
____, “Notes On the Four Year Term” Window of
____, “Who Are The Great Vermonters?”
____, “Town Meeting at
____, “Only Jackasses Don’t Buckle Up” Window of
____, “Lilacs and Homeland” Window of
____, “The Kiss of Death Poll” Window of
____, “Real Vermonters and Real Democracy” Window of
____, “Corn? Fiddlesticks!” Window of
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Delivered the First Annual "Last Lecture" at the 1996 Convocation
Ceremony of the
Dean's Lecture Award. Given by the Dean of the
The 1986 Annual
Recipient: Recognition of Service Award National Advisory Council on Rural Development, 1986-1988 United States Department of Agriculture, 1988.
Recipient: Certificate of Service The American Society for Public Administration 1983-1985.
Pi Sigma Alpha Award American Political Science Association, Chicago (September 2004).
George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Vermont Alumni Association, (May 2004).
Award for Excellence in Teaching University of
Pi Sigma Alpha Award American Political
Senior Class Council Award for Contributions
to the Students of the
Faculty Development Grant for Teaching
The 1974 St. Michael's College Community Service Award.
Co‑Recipient of the dedication of the 1974 Shield (The St. Michael's Yearbook).
The Reverend Gerald E. Dupont Award, 1974, given by the Student Senate of St. Michael's College.
Senior Appreciation Award for
Senior Appreciation Award for
“Interview with Professor Bryan,”
“Frankly Speaking: An Interview with UVM
Professor Frank Bryan,”
“The Bull Will Kill You,” Vermont
Quarterly The publication of the
“Keeper of the Vermont Character” feature article Yankee Magazine by Jay Stevens (March, 1992).
One of “13
People Changing the Face of
“Growing Up in
“Frank Bryan’s Two Worlds” feature article in The Valley Voice by Tom Hill (November, 1988).
One the 20th
Century Writers “Who Capture
One of “
Kathleen Thompson, Portrait of
“An Interview with Frank Bryan: Real
Vermonters and Real Democracy,” Window of
Other Positions (Past)
Faculty Senate, University of Vermont, 2002-2004.
Advisory Editor Current Editions (State and Local Government) 1993-1997.
Visiting Professor and Director of MPA Program, Mississippi State University, 1992-93.
Graduate Officer, Political Science Department, 1990-1992.
Curriculum Committee, Department of Political Science, the University of Vermont, 1990-1993.
Faculty Bicentennial Committee,
Senior Editor, Window of
Contributing Editor, Window of
Scholar in Residence, Republican National
Director, Master of Public Administration
Member, National Rural Development Commission, Washington, D.C., 1982-85.
Assistant Professor, Department of
Political Science, The
Visiting Professor, Department of
Administrative Director, Inter‑University
Director, Summer Institute in Teacher Training for Local Government Review (Funded under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965), Montana State University, Summer, 1975.
Head, Department of Political Science,
Chairman of Government and Associate
Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Michael's College, 1973‑74.
Associate Editor, The
Assistant Professor of Political Science, St. Michael's College, 1970‑73.
Instructor of Political Science, St. Michael's College, 1968‑70.
Research Assistant, The Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1968.
N.D.E.A. Research Fellow, The
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The
Social Studies Teacher,
Assistant Director of Financial Aid, The