Board of Directors

Benjamin Kleinerman

Benjamin A. Kleinerman is the R.W. Morrison Chair of Political Science at Baylor University. His research focuses on the relationship between executive power and the constitutional order. Ben teaches class on both political thought and political institutions and has published multiple works, including The Discretionary President: The Promise and Peril of Executive Power and is in the process of publishing Becoming Commander-in-Chief: A Constitutional Success Story. Ben attended JMC’s first summer institute in 2005 and has since moved up the ranks from postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University to tenured positions at Michigan State’s James Madison College and Baylor University.


Ben received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University. Previously, he was the Garwood Visiting Scholar at Princeton University.