The faculty at the Bush School engage in collaborations in teaching, research, and service with colleges, departments, and institutes from across bet356体育在线 and the Texas A&M System.
Among the many advantages of having a major public affairs graduate program at bet356体育在线 is the opportunity for faculty from the Bush School of Government and Public Service to interact with their colleagues across the Texas A&M System in research efforts.
“We have an amazing range of expertise within the bet356体育在线 System,” said Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Bush School professor and Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy. “Being able to call on our colleagues in the System universities and agencies enables us to address public policy issues from a wider perspective.”
“Issues like health, economic development, and infrastructure require different perspectives from experts in several fields if we are to find workable and practical solutions,’ Vedlitz said. “Although the Bush School is only twenty years old, our faculty quickly adopted the collaborative research model that has been so successful at Texas A&M and the A&M System over the years.”
“Our faculty represents a unique blend of academic expertise and extensive practical experience in public service,” said Welsh. “Collaboration between Bush school faculty and others with specialized knowledge in the Texas A&M System ensures that solutions proposed through research can be effectively implemented as policies.”
ISTPP currently has a number of projects that include faculty and agency researchers. The Institute’s work investigating the connections among transportation planning and transportation policy, and their relationship with climate change mitigation and adaptation has been a collaborative effort with researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Other research has included expertise from the Texas A&M Colleges of Liberal Arts, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Medicine.
“The Bush School’s research efforts fit perfectly with the land grant 任务 of Texas A&M,” said Vedlitz. “For more than 100 years, Texas A&M has been addressing problems faced by the state, nation, and the world in collaborative research efforts. We just had to prove that we could enhance those efforts, and I believe we have done that.”