Daniel J. Mallinson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs
Public Administration MPA Graduate Faculty
Public Administration PhD Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: 717-948-6503
Office Location: Olmsted, W160

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Daniel Mallinson received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. His expertise lies in state and local politics and policy, with his main research focus examining the mechanics of policy diffusion among the U.S. states. Additional interests include public administration and public policy as well as statistical methodology. He is particularly interested in Pennsylvania State politics and has experience as an Information Specialist for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and a Program Analyst for the Office of Inspector General in Philadelphia (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). He has published in a variety of journals, including Policy Studies Journal, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, State & Local Government Review, and Statistics, Policy, & Politics. He received the Robert S. Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State University and has published about pedagogy in political science in PS: Political Science & Politics.

Research Interests
Policy diffusion
Political behavior
Public policies (including environment, energy, and health)
Research methods