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Department of Political Science

Brianne Heidbreder

Ph.D. Pilitical Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brianne Heibreder

Brianne Heidbreder is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University.  She earned her B.A. from Minnesota State University Moorhead, M.A. from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

Brianne’s teaching and research interests fall within the areas of state and local politics and policy, as well as public management.  Much of her current research focuses on the policy process in state governments.  Namely, she studies the role that governors have as agenda-setters, as well as the impact of interest group behavior on state policymaking. 

Her work has appeared in State Politics and Policy QuarterlyLegislative Studies QuarterlyState and Local Government Review, and Politics and Policy.