Dan Lee

Associate Professor of Political Science
Expertise: American Politics, Congressional Politics, Elections, Political Parties


Dan Lee is an expert on American politics, congressional politics, elections, and political parties. Recent and ongoing research projects assess various aspects of the American party system, such as the impact of third parties and the dynamics of issue change in Congress.

His research has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, Party Politics, American Politics Research, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University
  • B.S., Economics and Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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U.S.A. Today
What works for primary voters doesn’t work in the general election, analysts say. The more Trump is attacked, the more likely he is to win the GOP nomination in 2024 and then lose as he did in 2020.
Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
A new Emerson College poll shows Nevada's Senate and gubernatorial races are virtually tied, with Election Day less than two months away.
Las Vegas Review Journal
A new Emerson College poll shows the races for U.S. Senate and governor in Nevada are virtually tied, with less than two months to go before Election Day.
Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
After Biden announced his plans this week, which include forgiving up to $20,000 to students who received Pell grants, there was an outpouring of mixed responses across the country, with many recent college graduates celebrating and economists concerned about the national debt.

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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