Clay Jenkinson

Clay Jenkinson

Director | Dakota Sky Education, Inc.

    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 is widely regarded as one of the most articulate public speakers in the country and he brings a humanities perspective –partly learned as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University– to everything he does.

    Jenkinson 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 over 20 years. Clay also portrays Theodore Roosevelt, Meriwether Lewis, John Wesley Powell and Robert Oppenheimer. Clay is the host of the nationally syndicated weekly radio program The Thomas Jefferson Hour and the author of such books as, “The Character of Meriwether Lewis-explorer in the Wilderness,” “Becoming Jefferson’s People: Re-Inventing the American Republic in the Twenty-First Century” and “Theodore Roosevelt In The Dakota Badlands.”

    Jenkinson is the Director of Dakota Sky Education, Inc., Chief Consultant for the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University and a consultant for The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. You can find his weekly podcasts and follow his journey at

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