Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Hi! My name is Bradley Bilsback. My major area of study is American politics. My minor area of study is methods. My main research interests are public opinion related to geographic location, public opinion toward political institutions and elections.


B.A. Political Science, Spanish from Gardner-Webb University

M.A. Spanish from University of Tennessee – Knoxville

M.A. Political Science from West Virginia University

More About

Bradley graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish in 2014. While there, he was able to study abroad in Cusco, Peru. While in Cusco, he interned at the human rights organization APROVIDHA where he worked on community projects for marginalized groups.  From there, he went on to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to receive his M.A. in Spanish. At UT, he spent a summer in Costa Rica where he was able to co-teach an advanced conversation class. Finally, he attended West Virginia University where he received his M.A. in Political Science.

For the past two years, Bradley has been a high school Spanish teacher where he has also coached football, basketball and girls’ soccer.

Outside of school, Bradley is an avid sports fan and podcast listener. He loves going to trivia and going to see live music.

Research Interests

Bradley is broadly interested in studying Public Opinion, Comparative Political Behavior, Religion and Politics