Brandy S. Faulkner


Brandy S. Faulkner

Visiting Assistant Professor


514 Major Williams Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061




Department Membership

Political Science


Professor Faulkner's areas of specialization include constitutional and administrative law, race and public policy, and critical organization theory. She teaches courses in Public Administration, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Research Methods, and The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.

Professional Activities

Dr. Faulkner has supervised more than 10 undergraduate research students in the areas of law and judicial policy.

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    In 2014, she received a College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ Teaching Excellence Award.

    Selected Publications

    Dr. Faulkner is active in the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. She served for three years as the Editorial Assistant for the journal Administration & Society and is also a former Research Associate at Virginia Tech’s Race & Social Policy Research Center. Her dissertation examined Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.’s social justice jurisprudence, and she has published Cultural Critical Incidents in Hazardous Occupations: A Preliminary Exploration (with Tonya Smith-Jackson, Enid Montague, and Chanel Thomas).