Lecturer in Political Science, City College of New York

R. B. Bernstein is lecturer in political science at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York. His books include THE FOUNDING FATHERS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION (forthcoming, Oxford UP, 2015), THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford UP, 2003), and AMENDING AMERICA: IF WE LOVE THE CONSTITUTION SO MUCH, WHY DO WE KEEP TRYING TO CHANGE IT (Times Books, 1993, pbk, U. Press of Kansas, 1995). He has written extensively on the American Revolution and the founding period; he also has curated historical exhibitions for The New York Public Library, the New-York Historical Society, and the Library of Congress. He is now completing a concise biography of John Adams for Oxford University Press.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Lecturer in Political Science, City College of New York -- Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Publications

  • 2009
    THE FOUNDING FATHERS RECONSIDERED, Oxford University Press
  • 2003
    THOMAS JEFFERSON, Oxford University Press

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Legal History (life member, 1989-present)