Daniel Mallinson

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs (Harrisburg)

Research Summary

My primary research centers on the concept of policy diffusion, namely how new policy ideas do and do not spread among governmental bodies. I specifically focus on the American states, but am also familiar with cross-national policy transfer. Energy and environmental policy are two of my policy-specific areas of interest and expertise.

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Recent Publications

Pencils Down… for Good? The Expansion of Test-Optional Policy After COVID-19

Lovell, D. & Mallinson, D. J., Feb 2024, In: Innovative Higher Education. 49, 1, p. 177-199 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Quantitative Political Science Education in the Past and Future

Best, E. & Mallinson, D. J., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Political Science Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Measuring the stasis: Punctuated equilibrium theory and partisan polarization

Brock, C. & Mallinson, D., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Policy Studies Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Maximizing social equity as a pillar of public administration: An examination of cannabis dispensary licensing in Pennsylvania

Hannah, A. L., Mallinson, D. J. & Azevedo, L., Jan 1 2023, In: Public Administration Review. 83, 1, p. 144-162 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Cash rules everything around me: The expansion of NCAA name, image, and likeness policy among the states

Lovell, D. & Mallinson, D. J., Dec 2023, In: Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. 9, 3, p. 338-363 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

How NIL and student athletes are prompting changes in higher education administration

Lovell, D. & Mallinson, D. J., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Administrative Theory and Praxis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Introduction to the Special Issue on Cannabis Policy in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Administration and Policy

Mallinson, D. J. & Hannah, A. L., 2023, In: Public Administration Quarterly. 47, 3, p. 247-252 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Future of AI Is in the States: The Case of Autonomous Vehicle Policies

Mallinson, D. J., Azevedo, L., Best, E., Robles, P. & Wang, J., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Business and Politics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The Scourge of Orphaned and Abandoned Wells: Leveraging Public-Private-Citizen Collaboration to Solve a Big Problem

Mallinson, D. J., Ali, A., Guo, J. & Robles, P., Jan 2023, In: Public Works Management and Policy. 28, 1, p. 33-52 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Veterans and Medical Cannabis: A Perfect Federalism Storm

Mallinson, D. J. & Puello, F., 2023, In: Public Administration Quarterly. 47, 3, p. 347-373 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Artificial intelligence technology, public trust, and effective governance

Robles, P. & Mallinson, D. J., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Review of Policy Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Catching up with AI: Pushing toward a cohesive governance framework

Robles, P. & Mallinson, D. J., Jun 2023, In: Politics and Policy. 51, 3, p. 355-372 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Trumping the Centers for Disease Control: A Case Comparison of the CDC’s Response to COVID-19, H1N1, and Ebola

Schiff, E. & Mallinson, D. J., Jan 2023, In: Administration and Society. 55, 1, p. 158-183 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Disproportionate policy dynamics in crisis and uncertainty: an international comparative analysis of policy responses to COVID-19

Shafi, S. & Mallinson, D. J., 2023, In: Policy Studies. 44, 1, p. 90-111 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Evaluating punctuated equilibrium dynamics within a crisis context

Shafi, S. & Mallinson, D. J., 2023, In: Policy and Politics. 51, 4, p. 647-672 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review