Dr. Jack Fruchtman, Jr.

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jack Fruchtman Jr.

Contact Information

CLA 3241


Ph.D., Political Science
The Johns Hopkins University, 1977

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law and Politics
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
American Constitutional History


Recent Honors and Awards

Professor of the Year Award, Honors College, Towson University,  2012

University of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Research and Scholarship, 2010

President's Distinguished Service Award at Towson University, 2002

Recent Publications


     American Constitutional History: A Brief Introduction. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119141753.html

     The Supreme Court: Rulings on American Government and Society. Baltimore: Lanahan Publishers, 2006; second ed., 2014. http://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Court-Rulings-American-Government/dp/1930398182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456776819&sr=8-1&keyboards=fruchtman

    The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009; paperback ed., 2011. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/political-philosophy-thomas-paine

     Atlantic Cousins: Benjamin Franklin and His Visionary Circle. New York: Basic Books, 2005; paperback edition, 2007. http://www.basicbooks.com/full-details?isbn=9780786734368

     "The Death Penalty," in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Property, ed. Robert Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016.