David Stebenne and Johannes Dankers.
In 1986 Stebenne earned both a Juris Doctor in law and a Master of Arts in history from Columbia University and a Doctor of Philosophy in history from Columbia University in 1991.
David Stebenne earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University in 1982.
David Stebenne earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Yale University in 1982. In 1986 he earned both a Juris Doctor in law and a Master of Arts in history from Columbia University and a Doctor of Philosophy in history from Columbia University in 1991.
David Stebenne worked as a law clerk at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in Washington, D.C. in 1983, then at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd in Washington, D.C. in 1984 and at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson in Washington, D.C. in 1985.
His academic career began at Columbia University in New York City as a research assistant at Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in 1986-1987. From 1988 to 1990 he was a special assistant to the executive director, and then - senior officer for research and planning during 1990-1992.
Stebenne worked as a lecturer of history department at Yale University, New Haven from 1991 to 1993. He then became assistant professor at Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, between 1993 and 1997, and since 1997 he was an associate professor.
David Stebenne has written two books and co-authored a third one. The first, Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal (Oxford U. Press, 1996), explores the rise and decline of New Deal era liberalism from the 1930's through the 1960's. His second book, Modern Republican: Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years (Indiana U. Press, 2006), is a study of the rise and decline of moderately conservative ideas from the 1940's through the 1960's. Stebenne co-authored a history of the leading suburban new town of Columbia, Maryland with Joseph Mitchell. The book was published by the History Press in 2007 with the title New City Upon A Hill: A History of Columbia, Maryland. Stebenne is currently working on a new book project, which is a history of the rise of the American middle class from the 1930's through the 1960's. His new article entitled "Is American Democracy Endangered?" was published in the Drake Law Review in December 2018.
Stebenne has published articles, essays and shorter analytical pieces in many places. In addition to writing for scholarly audiences, he contributes to such publications aimed at educated general readers as: The Conversation, the Huffington Post, the New Republic, the Observer, and Salon. Stebenne has appeared often on WOSU radio's “All Sides with Ann Fisher” show, where he comments mostly on American presidential elections. He has also appeared on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" to discuss politics, the economy and labor issues, and on the BBC World Service to discuss constitutional history and law. Stebenne's writings deal with both modern U.S. political and legal history and contemporary American politics and law. He serves as the elections historian for the Election Law Group at OSU's Moritz College of Law, and is an active member of OSU's Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA). Stebenne has presented his scholarly work at major national and international conferences.
In keeping with his interdisciplinary interests, Stebenne teaches courses in American political and constitutional history in the History Department, and on American legal history in the OSU law school.
David Stebenne has been a member of the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Business History Conference and Maryland Bar Association. He is also an active member of Ohio State University's Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA).