Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
Professor of Government
Contact & Office Hours
Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
10 Prospect Street #207
Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Antioch College
Marc Lendler teaches American government, including courses on the presidency, elections and the First Amendment. His most recent book, Gitlow v. New York: Every Idea an Incitement, is about one of the landmark First Amendment cases.
Gitlow v. New York: Every Idea an Incitement. University of Kansas Press, 2012.
Crisis and Political Beliefs: The Case of the Colt Firearms Strike. Yale University Press, 1997.
The Bill Clinton Years
Professor of Government Marc Lendler started teaching his colloquium The Clinton Years almost as soon as Bill Clinton left the presidency. At first it was an experiment in assessing a presidency immediately after it ended, he says, "before mainstream interpretations got locked in." He did a similar examination with a course covering the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency. He plans to teach The Clinton Years once more before he replaces it with a course on the Barack Obama years.