B.A. Trinity University
M.A. University of New Orleans
Ph.D. University of New Orleans
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Billy Fields (Ph.D., Urban Studies, University of New Orleans) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas State University. His research focuses on understanding the key elements of resilient communities. He has examined resiliency from transportation, urban planning, public health, and hazard mitigation perspectives with publications in the Journal of Planning, Education, and Research (JPER), Journal of Public Health Policy, the Journal of Urbanism, the Journal of Urban Design, and Cityscape. He is also co-editor of the spring 2013 release by Island Press, Transport Beyond Oil. Prior to joining Texas State University, Dr. Fields was Director of the Center for Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans and Research Director for the Rails to Trails Conservancy where he developed and explored the concept of trail-oriented development.
PA 5300 Introduction to Public Policy and Administration
An introduction to the policy and administration institutional environment with special emphasis on intergovernmental relations in the federal system.
PA 5350 Seminar in the Policy Process
Critical examination of the policy process with emphasis on analytical applications in the administrative and management environment.