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Daniel J. Mallinson

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State

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.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2015–2017
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stockton University


  • 2015 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Political Science
  • 2012 
    The Pennsylvania State University, M.A. in Political Science
  • 2009 
    Villanova University, M.A. in Political Science
  • 2008 
    Elizabethtown College, B.A. in Political Science

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management