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Dr. Kurt Corbello
Associate Professor of Political Science, SLU

Dr. Corbello has taught at Southeastern since 1987. He was the co-founder and director of the Southeastern Poll from 1991 - 2011. Corbello is the author of numerous publications, including 35 editions of "Tracking Louisiana Opinions." His research has focused on the political attitudes and behavior of the Louisiana electorate. Among the numerous courses Dr. Corbello has taught include American Politics, Louisiana Politics, American Foreign Policy, The Louisiana Legislature in Session, and Environmental Politics. He has been the director of the Southeastern - Salzburg (Austria) International Summer School since 2004. He is currently President of Corbello Opinion Research, Inc.

Current Topic


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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