Alex McManus attended Tulane University where he received his History Ph.D. under Lawrence Powell with a dissertation entitled: “Sharing the Hate: The Louisiana Establishment and Huey Long.” He previously attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he received an M.A. with his thesis entitled: “When It Becomes Necessary to Spank the State Administration, I Can Do It’: The Political Career of James A. Noe, 1932-1940.” He also has an M.A. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. McManus’s research interests include Huey Long, Louisiana History, Inter-War America, and Modern Irish and British History. He has taught Louisiana History, U.S. History I & II, and World Civilization I & II. McManus has presented research papers at the Louisiana Historical Association, the Louisiana Historical Society, the Friends of the Cabildo, and the (New Orleans) Round Table Club. He has also been a guest speaker on NPR’s podcast “The Kingfish Swimming with Sharks” and the Louisiana Insider Podcast with Errol Laborde.