Keynote Bio / Dr. Lisa Parshall

Dr. Lisa Parshall is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Daemen University and a Policy Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany. An expert on municipal reorganization, she has published policy reports on local government restructuring for the Rockefeller Institute of Government.  Parshall is the author of Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process: Front-Loading’s Consequences and the National Primary Solution (Routledge, 2018) and co-author (with Jim Twombly) of Directing the Whirlwind: The Trump Presidency and Deconstructing the Administrative State (2020 Peter Lang). Her most recent book, In Local Hands: Village Government Incorporation and Dissolution in New York State was published by SUNY Press. She is currently co-editing Governing New York State Through Crises (with Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo, Buonanno, and F. Floss) under contract with SUNY Press.
Dr. Parshall also teaches Intergovernmental Relations in SUNY Buffalo State University’s MPA program. Dr. Parshall serves as the chair of State and Local Politics for the New York State Political Science Association and is a past president of the Northeastern Political Science Association. She is also a frequent media commentator on New York State and national politics. She earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in political science, both from the University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.