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Jordan Cash

Jordan  Cash
  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • South Case Hall
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825


Jordan Cash
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Baylor University, Political Science


Professor Cash’s teaching and research sits at the intersection of American political thought and constitutionalism. He examines how the constitutional structure of American political institutions effects the authority and behavior of individuals operating within those institutions.

In addition to working with students in the classroom, Professor Cash has enjoyed collaborating with students as research assistants, advising them on their theses and participating in reading groups on major political thinkers.

Prior to coming to JMC, Professor Cash was a lecturer at Baylor University and the founder and director of the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow in the Program on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Virginia.

JMC Field Affiliations:

Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy

Courses Taught:

MC-201: Introduction to the Study of Public Affairs (Team Taught)

MC-373B: Constitutionalism: The Presidency


Selected Scholarly Publications:

Cash, Jordan T. Adding the Lone Star: John Tyler, Sam Houston, and the Annexation of Texas. University Press of Kansas, 2024. Link to book

Cash, Jordan T. The Isolated Presidency. Oxford University Press, 2024. Link to book

“The Constitutional Agency of the Vice Presidency.” Congress & the Presidency (2022). Link to article

“‘A Purer Form of Government’: African American Constitutionalism in the Founding of Liberia.” Journal of Transatlantic Studies19, no. 4 (December 2021): 408-440. Link to article

“‘The Voice of America’: The Speaker of the House and Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting.” Polity 53, no. 4 (October 2021): 666-690.Link to article

“George Sutherland and the Contextualization of Executive Power.” American Political Thought 9, no. 1 (Winter 2020): 50-84. Link to article

“George Mason and the Ambiguity of Executive Power.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 48, no. 4 (December 2018): 741-767. Link to article

“Donald Trump and Institutional Change Strategies.” Laws 7, no. 3 (July 2018): 1-21 (with Dave Bridge). Link to article

“The Isolated Presidency: John Tyler and Unilateral Presidential Power.” American Political Thought 7, no. 1 (Winter 2018): 26-56. Link to article

“Attack of the Drones: National Security, Due Process, and the Constitutionality of Unmanned Strikes.” In Presidential Leadership and National Security: The Obama Legacy and Trump Trajectory, edited by Richard Conley, 127-141. London: Routledge, 2018 (with Dave Bridge). Link to volume

“The Court and the Old Dominion: Judicial Review Among the Virginia Jeffersonians.” Law and History Review 35, no. 2 (May 2017): 351-390. Link to article