Steven Samson

Steven Samson, Ph.D.

Professor of Government

Office Hours
TR 8:15-9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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


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