Warning: This site was optimized for browsers utilizing Javascript and its libraries. Please enable Javascript to ensure the best possible browsing experience.

LSU Manship School of mass Communication

Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson

Assistant Professor; Director, Public Policy Research Lab

Email: mbhende1@lsu.edu

Office: 130B Research Facility


Mike Henderson received his Ph.D. in government and social policy from Harvard University. His interests include public opinion and elections. Specifically, his research focuses on how information shapes what citizens learn about public affairs and how they use this knowledge in making decisions. He has been involved in the design of several polls including the 2007-2008 Associated Press Yahoo New Election Panel Study, which tracked the opinions of voters over the course of the 2008 presidential campaign, and the annual Education Next Poll, administered under the auspices of Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance to track Americans’ opinions of their schools and education reform. He has published research in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Atlantic.


LSU student-media leaders to revamp Reveille for spring 2017 semester

Will Offer Enlarged Weekly Newspaper, Expanded Online Reporting Top student managers of The Daily Reveille and LSUNow.com today announced plans to s...


Reilly Center to host Sports Communication Summit

Sports reporters, team executives and athletes will gather at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication on Wednesday, November 2, to discuss and de...


Slocum to join Reilly Center as director

  Jenee Slocum, who has extensive experience working in and studying Louisiana state government, will become director of the Manship School’...


Erica Sherman featured in LSU notable young alumni campaign


Meet the SHALA class of 2016

Fifteen professors, administrators and communication professionals have been selected for the ninth annual Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy...


Manship School alumna Amy Brittain member of Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning team

Manship School of Mass Communication alumna Amy Brittain is part of the Washington Post staff recently recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for “its rev...


Graduate Student Spotlight: Elisabeth Fondren

  Elisabeth Fondren studied German and English philology and critical cultural studies during undergraduate program at the University of Heide...

Jay mug

Jay Dardenne to deliver Manship School’s commencement address on May 13

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration and Manship School alum Jay Dardenne will deliver the commencement address at the Manship School of Mass Co...


Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux addresses voting rights during 2016 Breaux Sympsium

Voting is as American as apple pie, which is why the specific issue of voting rights and different schemes employed to prevent people from voting shou...

Jackson_Wilton headshot

Graduate Student Spotlight: Wilton Jackson

Jackson, Miss. native Wilton Jackson has joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) board of directors as the national student repres...


Faculty Research Spotlight: Kathleen Searles

https://vimeo.com/115003797     Assistant Professor of political communication, Kathleen Searles, holds a joint appointment in the ...

Denni Cravins Pic-2122

Women's History Month Profile: Denni Cravins

Communications manager at Raytheon Intelligence, Information & Services, Denni Cravins, a 1998 Manship School graduate, is an experienced communic...