Associate Professor of Environmental Politics
Megan Mullin is a scholar of American political institutions and behavior, focusing on how political and social processes contribute to environmental outcomes. She has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her main areas of research are in decentralized governance, water management, and climate change politics. Her work has appeared in Nature, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, among other journals, and she is author of Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water (MIT Press, 2009), which won the Lynton Keith Caldwell Award for the best book in environmental politics and policy. Before coming to Duke, Mullin served on the faculty at Temple University.
In The News
Egan, PJ, and Mullin, M. "Recent improvement and projected worsening of weather in the United States." Nature 532 (January 2016): 357-360.
Daley, DM, Mullin, M, and Rubado, ME. "State Agency Discretion in a Delegated Federal Program: Evidence from Drinking Water Investment." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 44, no. 4 (October 1, 2014): 564-586.
Egan, PJ, and Mullin, M. "Psychology: Local weather and climate concern." Nature Climate Change 4, no. 2 (January 29, 2014): 89-90.
Egan, PJ, and Mullin, M. "Turning Personal Experience into Political Attitudes: The Effect of Local Weather on Americans’ Perceptions about Global Warming." The Journal of Politics 74, no. 3 (July 2012): 796-809.
ENVIRON 577: Environmental Politics (ENVIRON 577: Environmental Politics)
ENVIRON 684: Politics of the Urbanized Environment (ENVIRON 684: Politics of the Urbanized Environment)
area(s) of expertiseAdvisor: UPEP Doctoral Program
Box 90328, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Environment Hall 4118, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (2005)