Dr. Genovese's Work



  1. Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox, with Thomas Cronin, Paradigm, 2012.

  2. Building Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today: Developing Polymath Leaders for a Changing World Routledge, 2014.
  3. The Presidency and Domestic Leadership, with William W. Lammers and Todd Belt, Paradigm, 2014.
  4. Shakespeare’s Politics, ed. with Bruce Altschuler, Paradigm, 2013.
  5. A Presidential Nation: Causes, Consequence, and Cures, Westview, 2013.
  6. The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, Fourth Edition, with Thomas Cronin, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  7. Woman as Political Leaders, ed. with Janie Steckenrider, Taylor and Francis, 2013.
  8. Me and Mach: Food Fit for The Prince, 2012. Also published electronically for Amazon Kindle.
  9. Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox, with Thomas Cronin, Paradigm, 2012.
  10. Watergate Remembered: The Legacy for American Politics, ed. with Iwan Morgan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 
  11. Contending Approaches to the American Presidency, CQ Press, 2011.
  12. The Presidential Dilemma, Revisited, Transaction, 2011.
  13. Presidential Prerogative, Stanford University Press, 2011.
  14. Corruption and American Politics, ed. With Victoria Farrar Meyers, Cambria, 2010.
  15. The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, 2nd Ed ed. Facts on File, 2010.
  16. The Federalist Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  17. Leadership and the Liberal Arts: Achieving the Promise of a Liberal Education, ed. With J. Thomas Wren and Ronald E. Riggio, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  18. The Encyclopedia of American Government 3 Volumes, ed. with Lori Cox Han, New York: Facts-on-File, 2008.
  19. Leadership and Politics, ed. with Lori Cox Han, Praeger, 2008.
  20. Catholics and Politics, ed. with Kirsten Heyer, Georgetown University Press, 2008.
  21. Memo to a New President: The Art and Science of Presidential Leadership, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  22. The Presidency and the Challenge of Democracy, ed. with Lori Cox Han, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.                                                                                                
  23. The Presidential Dilemma, New York: Longman, 2003, Second Edition
  24. The Constitution and the Presidency, (with Robert Spitzer) Palgrave, 2005
  25. The Paradoxes of the American Presidency (co-authored with Thomas E. Cronin), New York: Oxford University Press, Third Edition 2010.
  26. Polls and Politics: the Democratic Dilemma ed. with Matt Streb, New York: SUNY Press, 2004.
  27. The Power of the American Presidency, 1789-2000, New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.
  28. The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy, (ed. with David Grey Adler) Lawrence, University Press of Kansas, 2002.
  29. The Presidency and Domestic Policy:  Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Clinton (with William W. Lammers), Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2000.
  30. The Watergate Crisis, Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1999.
  31. The Political Film, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
  32. The Presidency in an Age of Limits, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993.
  33. Women as National Leaders (edited), Newbury, CA: Sage Publishing, 1993.
  34. The Nixon Presidency: Power and Politics in Turbulent Times, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1990.
  35. Politics and Cinema: An Introduction to Political Films, Lexington, MA: Ginn Press, 1986. 
  36. The Supreme Court, The Constitution, and Presidential Power, Washington:  University Press of America, 1980.


Television Appearances:


Nation Marks 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act

Prof. Michael Genovese, who teaches political science at Loyola Marymount University, touched on how far our nation has come in just 50 years since passing the Civil Rights Act, but says we're still fighting battles in the voting sphere. Amy Johnson reports.


Political Analyst Weighs In On Ukraine Crisis

Prof. Michael Genovese from Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning with more information.


Which Were America's Best, Worst Presidents?

According to Loyola Marymount University Prof. Michael Genovese, presidents Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy are the two most overrated of our nation's leaders. Amy Johnson reports.

Can Obama Live Up To His State Of The Union Speech?

 Prof. Michael Genovese, of Loyola Marymount University, says this is Obama's last chance to reboot his presidency. Amy Johnson reports


Expert Discusses Bill That Ended Partial Shutdown, Raised Debt Ceiling

Professor Michael Genovese of Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the deal reached in the wake of the partial government shutdown.


How Sandy’s Aftermath Could Impact The Presidential Election « CBS Los Angeles

Dr. Michael Genovese from Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning with the latest on the presidential race.


Political Expert Weighs In On Upcoming Final Presidential Debate

Professor Michael Genovese from Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the latest in Campaign 2012.


Political Expert Weighs In On First Presidential Debate

Professor Michael Genovese of Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning with the latest in Campaign 2012.


New Course Explores Politics of Food

Everyone has to eat to live, but how often do you think about the policy and politics behind the food you’re putting in your mouth? A new course called “Food Politics” at Loyola Marymount University does just that by examining politics, culture and the world through the lens of food.


Why it’s So Rare for Presidents to be Breakthrough Leaders

Presidential scholar Thomas Cronin, a former White House Fellow and president emeritus of Whitman College, is the author or co-author of a dozen books on politics, government and the presidency. His latest book, Leadership Matters , was written with Michael A. Genovese, director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The book, praised by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin as “an absolute tour-de-force,” focuses on how effective leaders navigate the inherent contradictions and paradoxes of leadership. Cronin spoke with Vincent Bzdek, the Washington Post’s deputy national political editor, about leadership in the context of the presidential election.


Political Expert Weighs In On Sen. Lugar's Defeat In Republican Primary

 Professor Michael Genovese of Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss the latest in Campaign 2012.


Survey: America’s Voters Becoming More Divided

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that America's voters are becoming more divided. Professor Michael Genovese from Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News to discuss this and more.


First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigning In Southern California

Professor Michael Genovese of Loyola Marymount University appeared on KCAL9 News at 8 a.m. on Saturday to discuss the latest in Campaign 2012.


GOP race drags on

The race to become the Republican nominee for U.S. president has been plodding along at a snail's pace and many party faithful see no end in sight, CBC's Keith Boag reports


Will Romney Make The Leap To Capture The Nomination?

Professor Michael Genovese of Loyola Marymount University discusses the latest in Campaign 2012.


Brokered convention spells doom for Republican hopes

Daily News Los Angeles: 03/07/2012 05:34:15 PM PST


KPCC - Presidential Pensions


Campaign 2012: Political Science Professor Offers Insight

Mitt Romney is expected to inch his way just a bit closer to the nomination after Saturday. That's according to LMU Professor of Political Science Michael Genovese.


Talks of Secession


Obama’s Second Inauguration


Academy Awards Discussion/Prediction


Discussion of Christie’s Proposal to Curb gun Violence