Lori Cox Han is a Professor of Political Science at Chapman University. Her research and teaching expertise include the presidency, women and politics, media and politics, and political leadership. She is the author of numerous books, including Advising Nixon: The White House Memos of Patrick J. Buchanan (University Press of Kansas, 2019); Presidents and the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018); Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2018); In It to Win: Electing Madam President (Bloomsbury, 2015); and A Presidency Upstaged: The Public Leadership of George H. W. Bush (Texas A&M University Press, 2011). She is also the editor of several scholarly volumes, including Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2020); Hatred of America‚Äôs Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump (ABC-CLIO, 2018); and New Directions in the American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2018).

Her research has been published in PS: Political Science & Politics, American Politics Research, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency. Dr. Han is past president of Presidents and Executive Politics, an organized section of the American Political Science Association devoted to the study of the presidency. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Southern California.