Jeremy Bailey Honors Faculty


Phone: 713.743.3934


Jeremy D. Bailey (Associate Professor) is the Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair and holds a dual appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College. In Honors, he teaches Introduction to US Politics and American Political Thought.

Bailey is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007), “The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory,” (American Political Science Review 2008), and coauthor of The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas, 2013). Bailey’s research has also been published in Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, American Politics Research, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He is now working on a book on James Madison and the problem of constitutional imperfection, as well as collaborating with colleague Brandon Rottinghaus on a project on unilateral orders and the presidency. In 2014, he was awarded the University’s Provost Core Teaching Excellence Award.

Bailey received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA' s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics. He joined the University of Houston in 2007.