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, Policy Studies Journal, Party Politics, Climatic Change, Publius, State and Local Government Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, and others. His research has also been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, NPR, The Guardian, and others.
Dr. Hannah also oversees the internship program. If you are interested in internship opportunities, you can email him directly to set up an appointment.
B.A., 2003, Virginia Tech
M.Ed., 2004, Virginia Tech
M.A., 2011, Penn State
Ph.D., 2015, Penn State
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
10. Whitesell, Anne, Kevin Reuning, and A. Lee Hannah. “Local Political Party Presence Online.” Forthcoming at Party Politics.
9. Mallinson, Daniel J., A Lee Hannah, and Gideon Cunningham. (2021). “The Conse- quences of Fickle Federal Policy: Administrative Hurdles for State Cannabis Policies.” State and Local Government Review, 52(4): 241-254.
8. Mallinson, Daniel J. and A. Lee Hannah. (2020). “Policy and Political Learning: The De- velopment of Medical Marijuana Policies in the States.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 50(3): 344-369.
7. 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.
6. Hannah, A. Lee. 2019. “Developing a Mixed-Methods Research Agenda on Medical Marijuana Policy.” SAGE Research Methods.
5. Hannah, A. Lee. 2018. “The Politics of Passing and Implementing Medical Marijuana in Ohio.” The Journal of Economics and Politics, 24(1):45-72.
4. 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.
3. 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.
2. 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.
1. Kellstedt, Paul M., Suzanna Linn, and A. Lee Hannah. 2015. “The Usefulness of Consumer Confidence: Assessing Construct and Measurement.” Public Opinion Quarterly 79(1):181-203.