William M. McClenahan

Associate Clinical Professor

3432 Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., The George Washington University & J.D., University of Louisville

Professor McClenahan is a business historian and an attorney.  He is a Senior Lecturer in Business Law and Public Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Professor McClenahan has taught both sections of undergraduate business law since 1997 and graduate courses in business law since 2008.  Between 1994 and 1996 he was a Visiting Professor of Transportation, Business, and Public Policy at Maryland.  He was an attorney with the Interstate Commerce Commission (now Surface Transportation Board) in Washington, D.C., 1974-1986.  He  co-authored (with Joseph Pratt and William H. Becker) Voice of the Marketplace: A History of the National Petroleum Council (Texas A&M University Press, 2002); (with William H. Becker) The Market, The State and the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 1934-2000(Cambridge University Press, 2003) and (with William H. Becker) Eisenhower and the ColdWar Economy (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011). His research interests include the history of business-government relations, the modern corporation, American foreign economic policy and the history of the legal profession in Washington, D.C.


The history of American business, business-government relations, foreign economic policy and the legal profession in the 20th century.