Katherine Bryant, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Phone: (805) 565-6155
Office Location: Deane Hall 215
Office Hours for Spring 2017: only by appointment
Spring 2017 classes:
Pol-124-1 Wednesday 3:15-6:30 in Winter Hall 212 which is an
International Development course.
Katherine Bryant is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at Westmont College, where she teaches courses in international relations. She recently earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University, and her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Bryant’s research focuses of the political economy of development. In her dissertation and other research, she examines how the organizational characteristics of foreign aid agencies impact development outcomes, such as economic growth rates and health policies. She argues that agencies that are neutrally motivated, specialized, and autonomous should be more effective compared to other agencies, and uses an original dataset to test her argument. Dr. Bryant’s other research interests include international security and the role non-state actors in civil war, human rights, and international law.
Dr. Bryant currently has several papers under review stemming from her dissertation. She has also presented her research at various national conferences, including annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, the Political Economy of International Organizations, the International Studies Association, and the Midwest Political Science Association. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a recipient of Texas A&M University’s Graduate Student Merit Fellowship, and the Texas A&M University’s Regents’ Graduate Fellowship.
- POL 124: International Development
- POL 150: International Conflict and Peace-building