Benjamin Eric Sasse ( SASS; born February 22, 1972) is a politician from the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. In 2014, he was elected to one of Nebraska's two seats in the United States Senate.
Sasse earned a doctorate in American History from Yale University. He taught at the University of Texas and served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, he was named president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.
Sasse is a member of the Republican Party.