Dr. Susan A. MacManus is a USF Distinguished University Professor Emerita in the Department of Government and International Affairs, School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. MacManus received her M.A. from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. from Florida State University.
MacManus has authored or co-authored numerous publications on Florida politics, including “Florida’s Minority Trailblazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government”, “Politics in Florida”, “Young v. Old: Generational Combat in the 21st Century” and Targeting Senior Voters. MacManus and her mother, Elizabeth, authored two local Florida history books: “Citrus, Sawmills, Critters & Crackers: Early Life in Lutz and Central Pasco County” and “Going, Going, Almost Gone: Lutz-Land O' Lakes Pioneers Share Their Precious Memories.”
From 1998 to 2015, she served as political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8. Since 2016, she has been the political analyst for ABC Action News. She is a featured columnist on sayfiereview.com—a widely read Florida-based political website. MacManus has appeared on every major broadcast and cable television and radio network and been interviewed by major newspapers in Florida, the U.S., and abroad. She chaired the Florida Elections Commission from 1999-2003 and is Florida’s most-quoted political scientist. MacManus is not affiliated with any political party.