Lara M. Brown, Ph.D.

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Professor of Political Management and Director, Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM)
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Lara M. Brown, Ph.D., works as a political scientist and serves as the director of the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at The George Washington University. In addition to providing leadership for the school, she researches and publishes on topics related to American presidents, parties, congressional scandals and national elections.

Dr. Brown is a frequent presence in the media, appearing on dozens of television and radio programs, and serving as an expert on politics, elections, and governance for scores of print publications. 

Please view her full bio on the GSPM website.


  • B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. in American politics and public policy from the University of Arizona