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Clay S. Jenkinson
Clay S. Jenkinson

Clay S. Jenkinson, a Rhodes and Danforth Scholar, is a nationally-recognized humanities scholar whose work has taken him around the world. Becoming director of The Dakota Institute in 2009, Jenkinson also serves as writer and director of the Institute's documentary films and editor in chief of The Dakota Institute Press. He has written many books in his own right, focusing on his favorite historical figures, Thomas Jefferson,Theodore Roosevelt and Meriwether Lewis.

Each week he hosts the acclaimed "Thomas Jefferson Hour," aired on over 60 Public Radio stations across the country and downloaded a million times a year via the internet. In addition to his duties with the Institute, he serves as primary advisor to Dickinson State College's Theodore Roosevelt Center and is Distinguished Humanities Scholar at Bismarck State College. He writes a newspaper column which appears each Sunday in The Bismarck Tribune.

View and purchase Clay Jenkinson's books and DVDs in our Museum Store online.