Jeremy D. Bailey
Jeremy D. Bailey
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Jeremy D. Bailey
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


Jeremy D. Bailey is a professor in the Department of Classics and Letters at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Sanders Chair in Law and Liberty and is the Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. He teaches in the Constitutional Studies program, and his research interests include the political thought of the early republic as well as constitutional controversies concerning executive power.  His books include The Idea of Presidential Representation: An Intellectual and Political History (University Press of Kansas, 2019), James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection (Cambridge University Press, 2015), The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor), which was named a 2014 “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice, and Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007). His articles have appeared in American Political Science ReviewHistory of Political ThoughtReview of PoliticsPolitical Research QuarterlyAmerican Politics ResearchHarvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyPubliusPresidential Studies Quarterly, and Critical Review. With Susan McWilliams, Bailey is editor of American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture, published quarterly by University of Chicago Press, as well as the American Political Thought book series published by University Press of Kansas.

Bailey attended Rhodes College and received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the American Political Science Association's E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics.

Research Areas

Political Theory
American Political Thought


PhD, Boston College
BA, Rhodes College

Courses Taught

AHG 604 - The Early Republic
AHG 632 - The American Presidency I
AHG 633 - The American Presidency II
AHG 660 - Executive Power and the Constitution