|Name John Pelissero|
John P. Pelissero (born 1953) is Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Loyola University Chicago. He served as Loyola's Interim President from July 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016. He is also a professor of political science at Loyola, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He served as chairperson of the Department of Political Science from 1999 to 2002. He became the university's associate provost for curriculum development in 2003. From 2005 to 2010 he was vice provost in the Division of Academic Affairs. He was named Provost and Chief Academic Officer in May 2010.
Pelissero earned his B.A. in Political Science from Marquette University in 1975. He holds an M.A. (Political Science) and M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1983 and served on the faculty of Texas A&M University from 1983 until 1985. He specializes in urban politics, state politics and intergovernmental relations, and he has conducted extensive research on Chicago and its politics for more than a decade.
He has published dozens of articles in political science journals and two books: Managing Urban America, 8th ed., Washington: CQ Press, 2016, (with Robert E. England and David R. Morgan) and Cities, Politics and Policy: A Comparative Analysis. Washington: CQ Press, 2003.