Melanie Marlowe writes on American politics, with an emphasis on the presidency and the Constitution. She edited, with Carol McNamara, The Obama Presidency in the Constitutional Order, and contributed chapters on President Obama’s exercise of general constitutional powers and his view of his Commander-in-Chief powers to that volume. In addition to other writings on the Obama presidency specifically, she has published on the executive’s role in the administrative state and the unitary executive theory.
An Idaho native, she received her B.A. in political science from Utah State University and an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University, where she is completing a dissertation on presidential war powers. She is a lecturer at Miami University (Ohio), where she teaches constitutional law, civil liberties law, and seminars on liberty in the American regime and national security. She is a coordinator with the Thomas W. Smith Project on Liberty, Democracy, and Citizenship at Miami. She is a visiting scholar at Georgetown Law for the 2015 calendar year. She was a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association in 2012-2013, during which time she studied congressional oversight of the executive branch. She was a Jack Miller Center Academic Fellow and a Lehrman American Studies Fellow at Princeton.