Michael A. Genovese received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1979. He currently holds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University. In 2006, he was made a Fellow at the Queens College, Oxford University. Professor Genovese has written twenty-eight books, including The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, (co-authored by Thomas E. Cronin), Oxford University Press, 3rd ed 2009; The Presidency and the Challenges of Democracy (co-edited with Lori Cox Han), Palgrave, 2006, The Presidency and Domestic Policy, (with William W. Lammers), CQ Press, 2000, The Power of the American Presidency 1789-2000, Oxford University Press, 2001, The Presidential Dilemma, Longman, 2nd ed 2003, The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Facts-on File, 2nd ed, 2010 (winner of the New York Public Library, “Best of Reference” work of 2004), and Memo to a New President: The Art and Science of Presidential Leadership, Oxford University Press, 2008. He 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). Professor Genovese frequently appears as a commentator on local and national television. He is also Associate Editor of the journal, White House Studies, is on the Editorial Board of the journals, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and 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. Professor Genovese has been The Washington Center’s “scholar-in-residence” at three national political conventions and the 2008 presidential inauguration. 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, and the Foundation for International Education.