Dr. Bryan McQuide

Title: Assoc Prof of Political Sci & Dept Chair
Dept.: Political Science
Office: Rasmussen Center 128

I completed my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I my concentrations were in American political institutions and interest group lobbying. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where I majored in political science and double minored in economics and history.  From there I went on to the University of Connecticut-Storrs, where I completed my masters degree in political science with a concentration in international relations.  One course I took there forever changed my academic life as I became interested in American policymaking institutions.  Then, I found my way back to the great Midwest by going to the University of Illinois for my Ph.D.

I have taught courses at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign,  Illinois State University, University of Idaho and now at Grand View University. I enjoy teaching courses in American politics and public policy as well as conducting research on interest group lobbying and technology policymaking. 

My wife, Jonette, and I live  in Des Moines, Iowa with our son Zachary and Boston Terrier, Ashy.

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Education Background

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Political Science (1995)
  • M.A., University of Connecticut - Political Science (1997)
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Political Science (2007)

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2011

Areas of Expertise

  • Interest groups lobbying
  • Congressional and state legislative deliberation of new issues
  • American political institutions
  • Technology policy
  • Qualitative research methods

Research / Accomplishments

  • Presented papers at the Midwest, Southern, Western and American Political Science Association conferences
  • McQuide, Bryan S., Candace C. Young and Bobbi Gentry (2013) “APSA Teaching & Learning Conference
    Track Summary: Curriculum and Program Assessment” PS: Political Science & Politics 46.3: 649-651.
  • McQuide, Bryan S. “Congress” Textbook Chapter for Government in the Fastlane, Bypass Publishing.

Teaching Honors

  • University of Idaho Gamma Phi Beta Chapter Professor of the Year Award (2010)
  • University of Illinois Department of Political Science Marvin G. Weinbaum Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006)
  • University of Illinois Graduate Teaching Certificate (2002)

Academic Honors

  • Grand View University - Faculty Distinguished Service Award (2017)

Research Grants & Awards

  • Southern Political Science Association Prestage-Cook Travel Award, 2007
  • University of Illinois Political Science Department Dorman Conference Travel Award, 2007
  • Southern Political Science Association Artinian Travel Award, 2009
  • University of Idaho Research Office Seed Grant, 2009-2010
  • University of Idaho Human Community Research Consortium, 2010-2011
  • University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Kurt Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship, 2010-2011

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
    • Political Science Education section
    • Political Organizations & Parties section
    • Science, Technology and Environmental Politics section
    • State Politics and Policy section
  • Western Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association

Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Biking
  • Cross-country
  • Skiing
  • Camping

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Our commitment to students first and providing students with a liberal arts based education that teaches them how to think critically about problems we face as a society and how to solve them. And we have combined this with our Christian heritage with a commitment to social justice and ethics by asking students to consider the moral implications of the societal decisions we make. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
I love working with a great group of colleagues and students!
Dr. Bryan McQuide