Benjamin Woodson

Benjamin Woodson
Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
Cherry Hall 420
American Politics, Courts, Judicial Politics, Public Opinion


Dr. Benjamin Woodson joined UMKC in 2013. His research interests concentrate on examining public support for judicial institutions. More specifically, he examines the determinants of public support for courts and how courts can use that public support to affect the political world.

  • Pol-Sci 210: Introduction to American Politics
  • Pol-Sci 309: Public Opinion
  • Pol-Sci 348: Constitutional Law - The Federal System
  • Pol-Sci 349: Constitutional Law - Civil Liberties
  • Pol-Sci 401: Legitimacy, Power, and the Survival of Political Systems
  • Pol-Sci 408: Judicial Politics

Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2013
  • B.A., Indiana University, 2006