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Michael Hannahan

Professional Title: 

Lecturer of Political Science
Director, Civic Initiative, Donahue Institute


Thompson Hall 328


Office Hours: 

Spring 2024: by appointment


Phd, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Michael Hannahan, Ph.D. has managed over 50 different exchange programs over the past 20 years and has spoken extensively in Pakistan, Iraq, Indonesia, and Argentina. He has also managed programs in Croatia, Russia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Bulgaria. Dr. Hannahan's research examines the effects of political campaign activity, especially direct mail and phone banks. Dr. Hannahan has worked for political parties; managed campaigns and political consulting firms; and served as senior advisor to former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift. He teaches American Political Thought, American Government, Campaign Finance and Reform, and Modern Political Campaigns.

Dr. Hannahan received his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his bachelor's degree from Miami University.


  • Political Science