Corbello's Faculty Page

Michael Corbello

Position: Associate Professor of Political Science, Johnny R. Smith Endowed Professor of Political Science, Director of the SLU Poll, Director of the Southeastern Louisiana University - Salzburg International Summer School, Coordinator of the Model UN Program

Fields of Study: Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Louisiana Politics, American Foreign Policy, International and Comparative Politics

Classes Usually Taught: Lower-level courses: American Politics, Upper-level courses: Research Methods and Statistics in Political Science, Polling and Public Opinion, Louisiana Politics, The Louisiana Legislature in Session, American Foreign Policy, Politics and the Environment, Political Parties

Office Room Number: Fayard Hall Room 344C

Office Phone Number: 985-549-2112 or 2109


Education: B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette); M.A., Ph. D., University of New Orleans

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Recognitions: Departmental Nominee for the President's Award for Service, 2002, Nominated for Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2000


  • Author of over 30 publications, including

More than two dozen editions of Tracking Louisiana Opinions Politics in America: Selected Readings (2003), co-authored withMargaret Gonzalez-Perez, Peter Petrakis and Manabu Saeki
"Searching for Evidence of 'Racial Threat' in Louisiana," in the American Review of Politics (1998)
"Racial and Economic Explanations for Republican Growth in the South,"
with John Kuzenski in the American Review of Politics (1996)
Voting Behavior," in Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics,Salem Press (1995)