Published on July 20, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Lee Trepanier
Lee Trepanier

Lee Trepanier, incoming chair of Samford University’s Political Science Department, has edited a new book related to 20th century political philosopher Eric Voegelin. Trepanier also contributes his own scholarship to Eric Voegelin’s Asian Political Thought, which gathers scholars from Asia and the West to examine a region rising in global affairs.

Apart from Voegelin, Trepanier’s scholarly interests include politics and literature, religion and politics, democracy and education, and teaching and learning in higher education.

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. He is a prolific author for The Imaginative Conservative and Voegelinview websites.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.