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Adam Brewer

Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator, Department of PA & Policy


Personal Summary

Professor Brewer is an assistant professor for the University of Montana’s Master of Public Administration Program. He teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Policy Analysis, Ethics, Legislation & Regulation, and Indian Policy. His writing and research interests are centered on public policy with a focus on the role of narrative in shaping public opinion, the policy process, and policy outcomes. His most recent work analyzed the policy process at the state and local level by exploring the failure of a long-anticipated and massive bi-state public works project, the Columbia River Crossing project, to materialize amid intense public pressure. Professor Brewer grew up in Vancouver, Washington and has fond memories of hiking and camping in the great Pacific Northwest. He lived for a couple of years on the islands of Puerto Rico, Antigua, and St. Kitts, learned to speak Spanish, and fell in love with the people of the Caribbean. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. After interning for Senator Patty Murray of Washington State, he continued his studies at Idaho State University receiving a Master of Public Administration and later a Doctor of Arts in Political Science. Before coming to the University of Montana, he was a visiting assistant professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho teaching classes in American politics.


Doctor of Arts, Political Science, 2017, Idaho State University

Master of Public Administration, 2015, Idaho State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2012, Brigham Young University- Idaho

Courses Taught

Policy Analysis (503), Human Resource Management (522), Ethics & Administration (561), Legislation (547), Performance Measurement (527), Public Policy and the Tribes (LAW 595) 

Field of Study

Public Policy, Narrative and Coalitional Studies, Issues in Human Resource Management