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Henry Sirgo, PhD

Henry Sirgo, PhD

Dr. Henry SirgoDr. Henry Sirgo

Office: Kaufman Hall 107-D
337-475-5303 (phone)
337-475-5973 (fax)

Henry B. Sirgo (Ph.D., Florida State University) served as the first McLeod Endowed Professor from 2004 to 2011. Pi Sigma Alpha---The National Political Science Honor Society chose Dr. Sirgo as one of two faculty chapter advisors to receive its Annual Recognition Award for 2013. Professor Sirgo was a charter member of the University of New Orleans chapter in 1971 and established the Chi Psi chapter at McNeese State University in 2000. He mentored political science major Joseph Dronet, whose project was entitled, "Explaining variation in municipal recreation policies", during the 2016 McNeese State University Undergraduate Student Research Symposium.
Dr. Sirgo is a past president of the Louisiana Political Science Association and the McNeese State University Faculty Senate, and serves on the Resolutions Committee of the Southwestern Social Science Association and of the editorial board of Politics & Policy.  Dr. Sirgo served as Fulbright Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science of Yonsei University in Seoul, Republic of Korea (2007-2008) and as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in China in 2004.

Dr. Sirgo teaches American Government, State and Local Government, Political Parties in the United States, and The Legislative Process.

Selected Publications:

  • "Civil Service" and "Legislative Hearings." Encyclopedia of Political Science. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011.
  • "Automobile Safety" in Paul J. Quirk and William Cunion, editors, Governing America: Major Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Governments from 1789 to the Present. Volume I. New York: Facts-on-File, 2011: 117-20.
  • "Department of the Interior," in Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics. Edited by Lori Cox Han and Michael A. Genovese. Facts-on-File, 2008.
  • "Melancon Defeats Romero in a Louisiana House Race," in Roads to Congress 2006. Edited by Sunil Ahuja and Robert E. Dewhirst. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2007. Hal Bass, Albert Ringelstein and Joshua Stockley co-authored this book chapter.
  • "Academic Freedom", (co-authored with Judith Haydel), "Americans for Demoratic Action", "Carter, Jimmy (b. 1924)", and "Tillman Act of 1907", in Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. Edited by David Schultz and John R. Vile. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2005.
  • Establishment of Environmentalism on the U.S. Political Agenda in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century---The Brothers Udall. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.