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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


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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!


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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