Leah Dean

Leah Merchant Dean

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Student, Junior Research Associate

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Professional Summary

Leah's concentrations are in Research Methodology and American Politics, with a focus on policy analysis. Her research interests include health, poverty, and education policies.


Master of Public and International Affairs: University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 (Human Security)

Bachelor of Arts: Transylvania University Lexington, KY, 2011 (French, International Affairs)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Policy Analysis: effectiveness of policies in targeting health, poverty and education
  • Public Opinion: reception, understanding of policies