» Dr. Lori Cox Han
Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Dr. Lori Cox Han
Office Location:
Roosevelt Hall 107
Office Hours:
Tue. 4-6 p.m. and by appt.
Phone:
(714) 744-7614
Email:
Education
University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Northridge, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Arts
University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Political Science
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Biography

Dr. Han joined the Chapman faculty in 2005 as Professor of Political Science.  Previously, she was a faculty member at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Dr. Han's major area of expertise is American government, with research and teaching interests in the presidency, women and politics, media and politics, and political leadership. She is the author of Presidents and the American Presidency (Oxford University Press, 2013); Handbook to American Democracy (Facts on File, 2012); A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H.W. Bush (Texas A&M University Press, 2011); Women and U.S. Politics: The Spectrum of Leadership, 2nd ed. (Lynne Rienner, 2010); and Governing From Center Stage: White House Communication Strategies During the Television Age of Politics (Hampton Press, 2001). She is also editor of New Directions in the American Presidency (Routledge, 2011); and co-editor of Rethinking Madam President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (Lynne Rienner, 2007); The Presidency and the Challenge of Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); In the Public Domain: Presidents and the Challenge of Public Leadership (SUNY Press, 2005); Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics (Facts on File, 2008); and Leadership and Politics, Vol. 2 of Leadership at the Crossroads (Praeger, 2008). Her research has also appeared in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress and the Presidency, and White House Studies.  In addition, Dr. Han is past president of the Presidency Research Group, an organized section of the American Political Science Association devoted to the study of the presidency, and she also served as a member of the national executive board of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science honor society.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“George H. W. Bush,” in American Presidents and the Constitution, ed. Ken Gormley, forthcoming, NYU Press, 2015
Presidents and the American Presidency, with Diane J. Heith, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Handbook to American Democracy, 4 volumes, with Tomislav Han, Facts on File, 2012.
A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George Bush, Texas A&M University Press, Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership, 2011.
“Off to the (Horse) Races: Media Coverage of the ‘Not-So-Invisible’ Invisible Primary of 2007,” in From Votes to Victory: Winning and Governing the White House in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Meena Bose, Texas A&M University Press, 2011.
New Directions in the American Presidency, Routledge, New Directions in American Politics Series, 2011, (wrote chapter 1, Introduction: Studying the Presidency)
Women and U.S. Politics: The Spectrum of Political Leadership, 2nd ed., Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, edited with Michael A. Genovese, Facts on File, 2009.
Review of Michaele L. Ferguson and Lori Jo Marso, eds., “W. Stand for Women: How the George W. Bush Presidency Shaped a New Politics of Gender,” (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007), in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Volume 39, Number 3, September 2009: 638-40.
Review of Woody Klein’s “All the Presidents’ Spokesmen: Spinning the News—White House Press Secretaries from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush,” (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008), in Political Science Quarterly, Volume 124, Number 1, Spring 2009: 194-6..
“Still Waiting for Madam President: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 Presidential Campaign,” Critical Issues of Our Time, The Centre for American Studies at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Volume 2, Fall 2009.
“Public Leadership in the Political Arena,” in Leadership and Politics, Vol. 2 of Leadership at the Crossroads, eds. Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han, Praeger Publishers, 2008.
Leadership and Politics, Vol. 2 of Leadership at the Crossroads, edited with Michael A. Genovese, Praeger Publishers, 2008.