Dr. Robert B. Bradley (Bob) is Vice President for Planning and Programs. He administers the university's Quality Enhancement Review process and has broad responsibilities for academic planning and effectiveness. The Dean of University Libraries, the Director of Academic & Professional Program Services (APPS) report to him along with the Dean of the Panama City Campus. He also serves as Director of the Institute of Science and Public Affairs (ISPA) at Florida State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics with High Honors, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida.
Dr. Bradley's areas of interest include state and local government, public policy and management, budgeting and administration, data analysis and statistics, and urban issues. Dr. Bradley has published numerous reports and articles on intergovernmental relations, state policy, and budget issues. His recent works focus on state budgeting and state intergovernmental relations. He serves as a member of the Board of the State and Local Government Review. He is also currently a member of the Florida State University School Board.
Dr. Bradley has been a member of the FSU faculty since 1998. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida in political science. His undergraduate degree is also from the University of Florida where he majored in physics.
He has chaired The NCSL State-Local Relation Staff Committee, the Florida Growth Management Data Network Coordinating Board, The Florida State Technology Council, The Florida Year 2000 Task Force, The Florida Geographic Information Board, The Florida Legislative Analysis System/Planning Budgeting System Steering Committee, The Florida Technology Resource Workgroup, and The Florida Special Disability Trust Fund Privatization Committee. He has served as state Budget Director in the Governor's Office and as Director of the first Constitutional Taxation and Budgeting Reform Commission.
He has also served as Secretary to the Florida Administration Commission and the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission. He has twice won Public Administrator of the year awards from the North Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration that covers the state capital.