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About Brian K. Collins

Brian K. Collins is an associate professor at the University of North Texas. His research interests include the institutional analysis of grant program administration at the state and local levels, and the implications for managerial capacity in governance networks. This includes substantive analysis of community development programs and healthcare policies with an emphasis upon childhood immunization and terrorism response. The effectiveness of faith-based organizations in policy implementation is another outgrowth of this agenda. Additional research includes the relationship between public opinion and policy as linked through citizen satisfaction surveys and their use in performance management.


Present Associate Professor, Policy Studies Organization
Present Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas
Present PhD Coordinator, Policy Studies Organization

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Policy implementation, Grant administration, and Intergovernmental policy

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Honors and Awards

  • AOM Public and Nonprofit Management Section - Best Article 2008

Contact Information

1121 Union Circle, Wooten 366
Denton, TX 76201


Citizen Satisfaction and Performance in the Public Sector (2)

General Public Management (1)

Intergovernmental Administration Issues (2)

Time Series & Dynamic Models (1)