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Billy Fields

Dr. FieldsOffice:  UAC 332
Phone:  512.245.7726

Curriculum Vitae

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. 



Courses Taught

PA 5300 Introduction to Public Policy and Administration

PA 5350 Public Policy Processes

PA 3314 State and Local Government

PA 3351 Urban Management and Regional Policy

PA 3325 State and Local Government