Holly Brasher, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Holly Brasher is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Government Analytics program and is also a member of the data team for Step Forward, an educational initiative based on a collective impact model. Her recent research and teaching has focused on computational social science. She was the Principal Investigator for an interdisciplinary study of organizational engagement funded by the National Science Foundation with colleagues in computer science. Dr. Brasher has published work on interest groups and lobbying and is the author of Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying (CQ Press 2014). She has also published in the American Journal of Political Science and Political Analysis. Her current work is an application of empirical dynamic modeling to social and economic conditions in cities. Her methodological approach incorporates the application of computer and information science methods to political questions.
Dr. Brasher has taught courses on data science, research methods, and statistical analysis. Dr. Brasher received her PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously served on the faculty at Duke University, George Washington University, UAB, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.