Dr. Bradley Best

  • Professor of Political Science

B.A., Wartburg College
M.P.P., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Dr. Best is a specialist in the areas of American politics, public policy, and public law.  He is the author of Law Clerks, Support Personnel, and the Decline of Consensual Norms on the United States Supreme Court (New York: LFB Scholarly, 2002) and various book chapters, book reviews, and entries in scholarly reference materials in the fields of American politics, public law, public policy, and public administration.  He is currently drafting a book manuscript on the United States federal judiciary.  In addition to his work as a political scientist, Dr. Best serves as campus liaison to The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.  He also serves the campus community as Director of General Education and as a member of BVU’s Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation steering team.


Introduction to Politics, Public Affairs, Constitutional Law, Political Philosophy, Congress and the Presidency, Introduction to Public Administration, State and Local Politics, and Preprofessional Seminar in Political Science and Public Administration