Thomas Bryer

Thomas Bryer

Professor in the School of Public Administration and Public Affairs Doctoral Program in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida  


Thomas Bryer is the author of the E-PARCC simulation “Collaborative Design of Citizen Engagement in City and County Comprehensive Planning,” which received the first place award at the Best Teaching Simulation Competition in 2007. This simulation gives students the opportunity to experience collaborative problem solving and explore challenges of collaboration between public managers and the public. 

Thomas Bryer, PhD, is professor in the School of Public Administration and Public Affairs Doctoral Program in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida (United States). He also holds a professorship in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), and a visiting professorship in the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University (United Kingdom). He was a Fulbright Core Scholar 2015-2018 at Kaunas University of Technology 2015-2017 and is currently a Fulbright Specialist, an appointment that will include a visit to Tyumen State University (Russia) in October 2018. Professor Bryer has published four books: (a) Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community (2014), (b) National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in Our Communities (2015), (c) Social Media for Government: Theory and Practice (2016), and (d) Poor Participation: Fighting the Wars on Poverty and Impoverished Citizenship (2018). In 2019, he will publish Promoting Civic Health through University-Community Partnerships with Palgrave Macmillan.