Lee Hannah, Jr, Ph.D.

School Public and Intern'l Affairs
Associate Professor
Millett Hall 317, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Spring 2022 Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00 PM and by appointment

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, Policy Studies Journal, Party Politics, Climatic Change, Publius, 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Education History

Virginia Tech

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 


12. Reuning, Kevin, Anne Whitesell, and A. Lee Hannah. “Facebook Algorithm Changes May Have Amplified Local Republican Parties.” Forthcoming at Research & Politics.

11. Hannah, A. Lee, Daniel J. Mallinson, and Lauren Azevedo. “Maximizing Social Equity as a Pillar of Public Administration: An Examination of Cannabis Dispensary Licensing in Pennsylvania” Forthcoming at Public Administration Review

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. (2020). “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.

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