Dr. Hannah earned his B.A. (History) and M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction) from Virginia Tech and his M.A. and Ph.D. (Political Science) from Penn State. His research and teaching interests primarily focus on state politics and the diffusion and construction of public policy. He is currently working on a book titled "Green Rush: The Rise of Legal Marijuana in the American States" with Daniel Mallinson (Penn State Harrisburg). The book is under contract with New York University Press. He has published articles in Science, Public Administration Review, Political Research Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Party Politics, Climatic Change, Publius, and others. His research has also been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, Newsweek, Time, NPR, The Guardian, and others.
Dr. Hannah is on sabbatical during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
B.A. History, 2003
M.A. Education, 2004
Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Political Science, 2011
Ph.D. Political Science, 2015
PLS 2120 - American National Government
PLS 3220 - State Government
PLS 3230 - Government of Ohio
PLS 3370 - Legislative Process
PLS 4030 - Campaigns and Elections
PLS 3990 - Polarization and American Politics
PLS 4300 - Politics and the Media
PLS 4300 - The Presidential Election
Hannah, A. Lee, Kevin Reuning, and Anne Whitesell. "The Party Replies: Examining Local Party Responsiveness to Prospective Campaign Volunteers." Political Research Quarterly.
Hannah, Alfred Lee, Daniel J. Mallinson, and Lauren Azevedo. “Maximizing Social Equity as a Pillar of Public Administration: An Examination of Cannabis Dispensary Licensing in Pennsylvania” Public Administration Review.
Whitesell, Anne, Kevin Reuning, and A. Lee Hannah. “Local Political Party Presence Online.” Party Politics.
Mallinson, Daniel J., A Lee Hannah, and Gideon Cunningham. (2020). “The Consequences of Fickle Federal Policy: Administrative Hurdles for State Cannabis Policies.” State and Local Government Review, 52(4): 241-254.
Mallinson, Daniel J. and A. Lee Hannah. (2020). “Policy and Political Learning: The Development of Medical Marijuana Policies in the States.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 50(3): 344-369.
Hannah, A. Lee and Danielle C. Rhubart. 2019.“Teacher Perceptions of State Standards and Climate Change Pedagogy: Opportunities and Barriers for Implementing Consensus-informed Instruction on Climate Change.” Climatic Change, 158: 377-392.
Hannah, A. Lee. 2018. “The Politics of Passing and Implementing Medical Marijuana in Ohio.” The Journal of Economics and Politics, 24(1):45-72.
Plutzer, Eric and A. Lee Hannah. 2018. “Teaching Climate Change in the United States: Investigating STEM Education’s Deficit Model.” Climatic Change, 149(3-4):305-317.
Hannah, A. Lee and Daniel J. Mallinson. 2018. “Defiant Innovation: The Adoption of Medical Marijuana Laws in the American States.” Policy Studies Journal, 46(2):402-423.
Plutzer, Eric, Mark McCaffrey, A. Lee Hannah, Joshua Rosenau, Minda Berbeco, and Ann Reid. 2016. “Climate confusion among U.S. teachers.” Science, Vol. 351 (no. 6274):664-665.