Lee  Trepanier
Chair and Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science
Office: 222 Ingalls Hall
Email: ltrepani@samford.edu

Lee Trepanier joined Samford's faculty in 2020 after serving as a political science professor, department chair and pre-law advisor at Saginaw Valley State University. He is editor of the Lexington Books series Politics, Literature, and Film and the academic website VoegelinView, and author and editor of more than 20 books, including The College Lecture Today: An Interdisciplinary Defense for the Contemporary University and Eric Voegelin’s Asian Political Thought. His scholarly interests include political philosopher Eric Voegelin, Politics and Literature, Religion and Politics, Democracy and Education, and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science. Louisiana State University.
Master's Degree, Political Science. Louisiana State University.
Bachelor's Degree(s), Political Science, English. Marquette University.

Books

Eric Voegelin’s Asian Political Thought, editor (Lexington Books, 2020)
The College Lecture Today: An Interdisciplinary Defense for the Contemporary University, editor (Lexington Books, 2019)
Walk Away: When the Political Left Turns Right, co-editor with Grant N. Havers (Lexington Books, 2019)
Eric Voegelin Today: Voegelin’s Political Thought in the 21st Century, co-editor with Scott Robinson and David Whitney (Lexington Books, 2019)
Tradition v. Rationalism: Voegelin, Oakeshott, Hayek, and Others, co-editor with Eugene Callahan (Lexington Books, 2018)
The Socratic Method Today: Student-Centered and Transformative Teaching in Poltitcial Science, editor (Routledge, 2017)
A Political Companion to Philip Roth, co-editor with Claudia Franziska Brühwiler (University of Kentucky Press, 2017)
Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education, editor (Lexington Books, 2017)
Political Science: Concepts, Methods, and Topics, author (Kendall Hunt, 2016)
The Free Market and the Human Condition, editor (Lexington Books, 2014)
A Political Companion to Saul Bellow, co-editor with Gloria L. Cronin (University of Kentucky Press, 2013)
Dostoevsky’s Political Thought, co-editor with Richard Avramenko (Lexington Books, 2013)
Teaching in an Age of Ideology, co-editor with John von Heyking (Lexington Books, 2012)
The Liberal Arts in America, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2012)
LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture, co-author with Lynita K. Newswander (Baylor University Press, 2012)
Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States, co-editor with Khalil M. Habib (University of Kentucky Press, 2011)
Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, co-editor with Steven F. McGuire (University of Missouri Press, 2011)
Political Rhetoric and Leadership, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2011)
The Solidarity Movement and Perspectives on the Last Decade of the Cold War, co-editor with Spasimir Domaradzki and Jaclyn Stanke (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010)
Comparative Perspectives on the Cold War, co-editor with Spasimir Domaradzki and Jaclyn Stanke (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010)
The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2009)
Technology, Science, and Democracy, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2008)
Democracy, Pluralism, and Utah, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2007)
Political Symbols in Russian History: Church, State, and the Quest for Order and Justice, author (Lexington Books, 2007)