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.
- B.A., 1969
- M.A., Political Science, University of Colorado, 1974
- Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1984
- Teacher Certification, worked as a free-lance writer and editor, pursued graduate studies in history and later in library science
“Global Governance: The Ideological Kenosis of the West,” Contemporary Legal Institutions (Romanian American University), vol. 6, no. 2 (2014): 19-23.
“Religious Liberty in the Early American Republic,” The Western Australian Jurist, 3 (2012): 27-60.
“The Crisis of Our Age: An Update,” Geopolitica (Bucharest, Romania), 44-45 (2012): 310-11.
“The February Revolution of 2011: A Harbinger of Arab Spring,” Geopolitica, 43 (2011):25-28.
“Faustian Bargains: Entanglements between Church and State in America,” The Western Australian Jurist (Murdoch University, Perth), 2 (2011): 61-92.
Dr. Samson enjoys travel, writing, and 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.
"'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.'"
Fall 2015 Office Hours:
M/W/F: noon-12:50pm, 3:15pm-4:05pm, 4:20pm-5:10pm