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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hannah, A. Lee. and D.J. Mallinson. (Forthcoming). “Defiant Innovation: The Adoption of Medical Marijuana Laws in the American States.” Policy Studies Journal

Mallinson, D.J. (Forthcoming). “Lessons on Running a Lab Experiment (in Grad School).” PS: Political Science & Politics

Southmayd, Emily A., Rebecca J. Mallinson, Nancy I. Williams, Daniel J. Mallinson, and Mary Jane De Souza. (2017). “Unique effects of energy  versus estrogen deficiency on multiple components of bone strength in exercising women.” Osteoporosis International 28(4): 1365-1376.

  • Contributed to statistical analysis using R

Mallinson, D.J. (2016). Schoolyard Politics: Measuring and Explaining Variation in State Anti-bullying Policy ComprehensivenessState and Local Government Review 48(2): 100-113.

Mallinson, D. J. (2016). Agenda Instability in Pennsylvania Politics: Lessons for Future ReplicationResearch & Politics. January-March: 1-9. 

Mallinson, D. J. (2016). Building a Better Speed Trap: Measuring Policy Adoption Speed in the American StatesState Politics & Policy Quarterly 16(1): 98-120.

Simons, Joseph and D. J. Mallinson. (2015). Party Control and Perverse Effects in Majority-Minority Districting: Replication Challenges When Using DW-NOMINATEStatistics, Politics, and Policy 6(1-2): 19-37.

Mallinson, D. J. and Zachary Baumann. (2015). Lights, Camera, Learn: Understanding the Role of Lecture Capture in Undergraduate EducationPS: Political Science & Politics 48(3): 478-482..

Mallinson, D. J. (2014). Upstream Influence: The Positive Impact of PAC Contributions on Marcellus Shale Roll Call Votes in PennsylvaniaInterest Groups & Advocacy 3(3): 293-314.

Mallinson, D. J. (2013). Where Was the Electricity?: Agenda Setting and the Politics of Electric Rate Caps in Pennsylvania. Commonwealth: A Journal of Political Science 16(1): 41-62.

Book Chapter

Mallinson, D. J. (2017). “The Color of Mass Incarceration.” In Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction, ed. Patricia Reid-Merritt. ABC-CLIO. 

Reports and Briefs

William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, Stockton University

Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Payment for Drugs Under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OEI-03-09-00420)
  • Higher Rebates for Brand-Name Drugs Result in Lower Costs for Medicaid Compared to Medicare Part D (OEI-03-10-00320)
    • Received Inspector General’s Exceptional Achievement Award, 2012
  • Medicare Payments for Drugs Used to Treat Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (OEI-03-10-00360)
  • Miami Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities’ Compliance with Medicare Standards (OEI-05-09-00560)
  • Review of Medicare Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (OEI-05-10-00090)

Ongoing Projects

  • Developing a theory of socialization-driven diffusion
  • Examining the roles of the bully pulpit  and international scientific consensus in policy diffusion
  • Experimentally testing the causal micro-processess underlying policy diffusion
  • Identifying and explaining the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on over 30 years of state lawmaking
  • Testing the genetic and environmental dimensions of moral decision making

Conference Presentations


Watkins, James. 2017. “Can New Jersey’s Unlikeliest Mayor Win Again?” OZY: States of the Nation. April 27. 

Madden, David. 2016. “NJ Ballot Question Debate Has Some Voters Confused.” KYW Newsradio/ CBS Philly. November 7.

Nevitt, Cindy. 2016. “Filling council seats between elections has advantages.” The Press of Atlantic City. January 29. 

Other work

report on the 2012 Lithuanian parliamentary elections and nuclear power referendum. Pre– and post-election reports were featured on Monkey Cage.

Listen to my review of Dr. Sophia McClennan’s book, Colbert’s America, on WPSU

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