Mary Malone

Master in Public Policy Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-1406
Office: Political Science, Horton SSC, Durham, NH 03824
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Mary Malone is a Masters in Public Policy faculty member, teaching one of the core required courses in the program, PPOL 910, Policy Across Borders.

Mary is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Latin American Studies program. She teaches courses in the U.S. and World Affairs, Latin American Politics, The Drug Wars, and The Politics of Costa Rica. Her fields of research include Latin American politics, democratization, legal socialization, rule of law, judicial reform, crime control policy, political and interpersonal trust, public opinion. Mary received her B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Internationl Relations&Affairs, Saint Joseph's University
  • B.A., Spanish, Saint Joseph's University

Research Interests

  • Crime
  • Democracy
  • Immigration
  • Latin America
  • Legitimacy of police
  • Political behavior
  • Public opinion
  • Rule of law

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Political Science
  • POLT 403: United States in World Affairs
  • POLT 544: Of Dictators & Democrats
  • POLT 548: Drug Wars
  • POLT 554: Rev. & Protest Latin America
  • POLT 565: US-Latin American Relations
  • POLT 602: Washington Center Internship
  • POLT 695: Independent Study
  • POLT 750: Politics of Poverty
  • PPOL 910: Policy Across Borders
  • WS 444: Race Matters

Selected Publications

Shea, C. M., Malone, M. F. F. T., Young, J. R., & Graham, K. J. (2019). Interactive theater: an effective tool to reduce gender bias in faculty searches. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(2), 178-187. doi:10.1108/edi-09-2017-0187

Malone, M. F. T. (2015). Achieving Democracy Democratization in Theory and Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

Smithey, S. I., & Malone, M. F. T. (2014). Crime and Public Support for the Rule of Law in Latin America and Africa. African Journal of Legal Studies, 6(2-3), 153-169. doi:10.1163/17087384-12342034

Mary Fran T., M., & Roslyn K., C. (2013). Peacekeepers and the People: Domestic Evaluations of Peacekeeping Operations in Haiti. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 17(3-4), 385-413. doi:10.1163/18754112-1704011

Malone, M. F. (2010). Does Crime Undermine Public Support for Democracy? Evidence from Central America and Mexico.

Lyon, A. J., & Malone, M. (2009). Was Woodrow Wilson Right? Assessing American Attitudes towards Humanitarian Intervention. Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, 13(2009), 1-41.

Dammert, L., & Malone, M. F. T. (2006). Does It Take a Village? Policing Strategies and Fear of Crime in Latin America. Latin American Politics & Society, 48(4), 27-51. doi:10.1353/lap.2006.0043

Dammert, L., & Malone, M. F. T. (2003). Fear of Crime or Fear of Life? Public Insecurities in Chile. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 22(1), 79-101. doi:10.1111/1470-9856.00065

Shea, C. M., Young, J. R., Banyard, V., Malone, M. F. T., Graham, K. J., & Byron, G. J. (n.d.). Recognizing and Intervening in Bias Incidents in the Academic Workplace: A Self-Categorization Theory Perspective. ADVANCE Journal, 1(1). doi:10.5399/osu/advjrnl.1.1.2

Malone, M. F. (n.d.). The Rule of Law in Central America: Citizens’ Reactions to Crime and Punishment.

Most Cited Publications