Faculty Expert Profile

Matthew Crenson

  • Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus, Political Science


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Crenson is an expert in urban government and American political development. He is a sought-after commentator on Baltimore and Maryland politics, with years of perspective and informed insight.

His most recent book, “Baltimore: A Political History,” examines the political history of Baltimore and examines some of the city’s challenges. He’s also explored presidential power in “Presidential Power: Unchecked & Unbalanced” and the privatization trend in government with, “Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public.”

Crenson began teaching political science at Johns Hopkins in 1969.

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