Published on November 1, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Lee Trepanier
Lee Trepanier

Department of Political Science chair Lee Trepanier was invited to give the keynote address to Wisconsin high school civics teachers at the Civic Literacy and Citizenship Symposium in October. The event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented the latest scholarship about civics education, civics engagement, civil rights and the First Amendment. In his address, Trepanier discussed the need to revitalize civics education in the United States and how to find common ground on the questions of what values we should teach, how to address the question of slavery, and whether civics education is primarily a matter of knowledge or action.

 
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.