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Michael A. Genovese - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Michael A. Genovese Michael A. Genovese

Professor of Political Science, President of Global Policy Institute at LMU, Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts





LMU Professor Michael Genovese on the 2010 Election Aftermath Expert Explains History Of Western Involvement In Middle East Conflict Nation Marks 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act Michael Genovese and Tom Cronin on their book Leadership Matters Prof. Michael Genovese Discusses Historical Significance Of Obama's 2nd Presidential Inauguration



Michael A. Genovese received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1979. He holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is Professor of Political Science, is Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies, and is President of the Global Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University. In 2006, he was made a Fellow at the Queens College, Oxford University. And in 2017 Professor Genovese was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, only the fifth time in the APSA’s history that this award has been given out.
Professor Genovese has written fifty books, including How Trump Governs, The Trumping of American Politics, Leadership Matters, (with Thomas E. Cronin); His articles and reviews have appeared in the American Political Science Review , The Times Literary Supplement, Public Opinion Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, White House Studies, The Journal of Leadership Studies, and elsewhere.
Genovese has won over a dozen university and national teaching awards, including the Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award (1995), and the Rains Excellence in Research Award (2011), and the Rains Career Service Award (2019). Professor Genovese frequently appears as a commentator on local, national, and international television and radio (e.g. CNN, NPR, CBS). He is also Associate Editor of the journal, White House Studies, is on the Editorial Board of the International Leadership Journal, has lectured for the United States Embassy abroad, and is editor of Palgrave Macmillan Publishing’s, “The Evolving American Presidency” book series. In 2016 he was made an “affiliate faculty member “ at the LMU School of Education. Professor Genovese has been The Washington Center’s “scholar-in-residence” at three Democratic national political conventions, and the 2008 presidential inauguration, and served as scholar-in-residence at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In 2004-05, Professor Genovese served as President of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association. He is currently on the Advisory Boards of The Washington Center, The Center for the Study of Los Angeles, and is the Chair of the Board of the Foundation
For International Education, London. During the presidency of George H.W. Bush, he served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and the Pentagon.

Education (3)

The University of Southern California: Ph.D., Political Science

The University of Southern California: M.A., Political Science

St. Mary's College: B.A., Political Science

Areas of Expertise (4)

American Politics The American Presidency Law and Presidential Power British Politics

Industry Expertise (2)

International Affairs Government Relations

Accomplishments (2)

Rains Excellence in Research Award (professional)


Awarded by Loyola Marymount University.

Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award (professional)


Awarded by Loyola Marymount University.

Affiliations (3)

  • The Washington Center : Advisory Board Member
  • The Center for the Study of Los Angeles : Advisory Board
  • Board of the Foundation for International Education : Chair

Media Appearances (5)

ILS Chair Michael Genovese appeared on CNN Newsroom to discuss President Trump, health care reform, and the Russia investigation.

CNN Newsroom  tv


ILS Chair Michael Genovese appeared on CNN Newsroom to discuss President Trump, health care reform, and the Russia investigation.

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2016 Presidential Election and Marijuana: How Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Answer The Weed Question

International Business Times  online


The new pot reality also reflects a demographic shift. More candidates now were children of the 1960s and ’70s, when marijuana began to become more widely used among youth, said Michael Genovese, a professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. “We understand it’s not a big deal anymore and so admitting that you did it doesn’t have the negative impact it did 20 years ago, but being cagey about it raises questions,” he said...

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LMU Prof. Michael Genovese Weighs In On Controversy Surrounding Executive Order on Immigration

CBS Los Angeles  online


And Loyola Marymount University Professor Michael Genovese stopped by KCAL9 Saturday to discuss the context surrounding the issue. “All presidents use executive authority. That’s been true from Washington to Obama. And almost all executives actions are non-controversial. Every once in a while something spills over causes great concern and controversy,” he said...

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Voters warm to Congress candidates despite scandal, legal woes

Yahoo! News  online


"Better the scoundrel of our party than the scoundrel from the other party," Michael Genovese, a political science professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, said on Wednesday, describing voter sentiment...

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Grimm choice: Tax fraud trial could dog NY re-election campaign

Reuters  online


A sense of a personal connection by voters often trumps other factors, said Michael Genovese, a political science professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. "While Congress is unpopular as an institution, voters remain surprisingly loyal to their own member of Congress," he said...

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Articles (2)

Social desirability effects and support for a female American president Public Opinion Quarterly


Public opinion polls show consistently that a substantial portion of the American public would vote for a qualified female presidential candidate. Because of the controversial nature of such questions, however, the responses may suffer from social desirability ...

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Presidential Primaries Westport/Connecticut


A primary, in the United States, a preliminary election in which the candidate of a party is nominated directly by the voters. The establishment of the primary system resulted from the demand to eliminate the abuses of nomination by party conventions, which were often open to manipulation by party bosses...

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