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Patrick R. O'Brien
Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy - Graduate Studies Program
Phone: (860) 297-2151 Office Location: Hansen Hall
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Yale Univ.
M.Phil., Yale Univ.
M.A., Yale Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., DePaul Univ.

Patrick R. O'Brien is a postdoctoral fellow in the Public Policy Graduate Program at Trinity College. His research interests include the presidency, public policy, public administration, and American political development. He is currently finishing a book manuscript that examines variation in presidential control of public finance policy and administration. His teaching emphasizes strengthening students’ analytical thinking and writing skills and providing course materials that challenge and engage students.

Patrick received a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 2018 and he was a Miller Center National Fellow during the 2016-17 academic year.