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George R. La Noue

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George La Noue


Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Public Policy and Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University
M.A., Political Science, Yale University
A.B., Hanover College

Research Interests

Education policy (K-12 and higher), constitutional law and policy (civil rights and First Amendment), public procurement policy

Recent Publications

Improbable Excellence: the Saga of UMBC (Carolina Academic Press, 2016).

“After Fisher: Academic review and judicial scrutiny.” Academic Questions (2013, vol 26, no 4).

“Defining social and economic disadvantage: Are government preferential business certification programs narrowly tailored?” University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class (2012, vol 12, no 2).

Experience and Honors

  • Director, UMBC Policy Sciences Graduate Program (now Public Policy)
  • Director, Teacher’s College, Columbia University Graduate Program in Politics and Education
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
  • Danforth National Fellowship
  • Public Administration Fellowship
  • Swedish-American Bicentennial¬† Fellowship

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