Clay Jenkinson

Clay Jenkinson is a humanities scholar, author, and social commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs and is considered one of the most entertaining public speakers in the United States. His performances are always humorous, educational, thought-provoking, and enlightening, while maintaining a steady focus on ideas. Jenkinson portrays Theodore Roosevelt, Meriwether Lewis, John Wesley Powell, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and is one of the nation’s leading interpreters of Thomas Jefferson. He has lectured about and portrayed Jefferson in forty-nine states over a period of fifteen years. He has performed before Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, eighteen state legislatures, and countless public, corporate, and student audiences, as well as appearing on The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, The Colbert Report, and CNN.

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