Steven Samson, Ph.D.

Professor of Government


Steven Samson

Spring 2017 Office Hours:
MWF: 1:15 - 3 p.m.
T/Th: 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

By appointment only

Area of Specialization:

Political Theory, International Relations, Politics of Europe, Political and Economic Development, Comparative Economic and Political Ideas, Political Geography, and American Constitutional History.

Professional Career:

  • B.A., 1969
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Colorado, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1984

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Samson enjoys travelling, writing, his collections of books, and symphonic and chamber music recordings. His research interests focus on European and American intellectual, cultural, and constitutional traditions and their challengers.


Favorite Scripture:

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declared the LORD, 'plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Jeremiah 29:11

Recent Publications: