Bryan Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. In addition to a PhD in Political Science from York University, he holds a Master of Arts from York University and a Bachelor of ...
Bryan Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. In addition to a PhD in Political Science from York University, he holds a Master of Arts from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University.
Dr. Evans joined the faculty of Ryerson's Department of Politics and Public Administration in August 2003, however, his association with the Department, as a sessional instructor and member of the Department's Advisory Council goes back to the early 1990s. Prior to his appointment to a tenure-stream position, Bryan enjoyed a diverse career as a researcher, policy advisor and senior manager spanning several public sector organizations including the Ontario Legislative Assembly, the Ontario Public Service and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
His teaching and research interests focus on public service leadership, the politics and public management of neoliberalization, the effect of privatization on public sector employment and the quality of public services, policy capacity, and provincial government and politics. His publications reflect this research agenda and most notably, Shrinking the State, co-authored with Dr. John Shields, is regarded as a path-breaking contribution toward a critical understanding of the new public management and public sector restructuring.
Professor Evans integrates his research with various political, professional and community activities. He has served as an elected faculty representative on Ryerson's Board of Governors and has been a regular media commentator on provincial politics. On 28 March 2012, for example, he appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO) to discuss The Politics of Austerity. He currently serves as an advisor to the Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s (IPAC) annual survey of deputy ministers and chief administrative officers, and was a member of the IPAC’s Research Committee and Editor of the Case Study Series. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Administrative Sciences; Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research; and Socialist Studies: The Journal of the Society of Socialist Studies. In addition he is a member of the editorial board of Relay: A Socialist Project Review, a quarterly magazine of political analysis and commentary.