Lee Trepanier

Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Gilbertson Hall-North Wing 220
989-964-4378
ldtrepan@svsu.edu
Website: Lee Trepanier (academia.edu)

Biography

Lee Trepanier is a Professor of Political Science and University Pre-Law Advisor at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan where he teaches political philosophy, constitutional law, and American Politics. His research is in Eric Voegelin; Politics and Literature; Religion and Politics; Democracy and Education; and Teaching and Learning Political Science. He is also the editor of Lexington Books series Politics, Literature, and Film and the academic website, VoegelinView. He can be reached at ldtrepan@svsu.edu.

Lee Trepanier's Academia Website: http://svsu.academia.edu/LeeTrepanier

VoegelinView Website: https://voegelinview.com

Politics, Literature, and Film Book Series Website: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/LEX/LEXPLF

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
Louisiana State Univ

Master of Arts
Louisiana State Univ

Bachelor of Arts
Marquette University

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Political Science

Constitutional Law

American Political System

State and Local Politics

Education and Democracy

Religion and Politics

Political Ideologies

Classical Political Thought

Modern Political Thought

Politics, Literature, and Film

Research

BOOKS

Tradition v. Rationalism: Voegelin, Oakeshott, Hayek, and Others, co-editor with Eugene Callahan (Lexington Books, 2018)

The Socratic Method Today: Student-Centered and Transformative Teaching in Poltitcial Science, editor (Routledge, 2017)

A Political Companion to Philip Roth, co-editor with Claudia Franziska Brühwiler (University of Kentucky Press, 2017)

Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education, editor (Lexington Books, 2017)

Political Science: Concepts, Methods, and Topics, author (Kendall Hunt, 2016)

The Free Market and the Human Condition, editor (Lexington Books, 2014)

A Political Companion to Saul Bellow, co-editor with Gloria L. Cronin (University of Kentucky Press, 2013)

Dostoevsky’s Political Thought, co-editor with Richard Avramenko (Lexington Books, 2013)

Teaching in an Age of Ideology, co-editor with John von Heyking (Lexington Books, 2012)

The Liberal Arts in America, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2012)

LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture, co-author with Lynita K. Newswander (Baylor University Press, 2012)

Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization: Citizens without States, co-editor with Khalil M. Habib (University of Kentucky Press, 2011)

Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, co-editor with Steven F. McGuire (University of Missouri Press, 2011)

Political Rhetoric and Leadership, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2011)

The Solidarity Movement and Perspectives on the Last Decade of the Cold War, co-editor with Spasimir Domaradzki and Jaclyn Stanke (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010)

Comparative Perspectives on the Cold War, co-editor with Spasimir Domaradzki and Jaclyn Stanke (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010)

The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2009)

Technology, Science, and Democracy, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2008)

Democracy, Pluralism, and Utah, editor (Southern Utah University Press, 2007)

Political Symbols in Russian History: Church, State, and the Quest for Order and Justice, author (Lexington Books, 2007)

BOOK CHAPTERS

"Why Students Don't Suffer" in Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in the Teaching of Life (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 159-82.

“The Relevance of Political Philosophy and Political Science” in Why the Humanities Matter Today (Lexington Books, 2017), 127-44.

“Aristotelian Citizenship for a Multicultural World” in Citizenship and Multiculturalism in Western Liberal Democracies (Lexington Books, 2017), 1-21.

“The Post Modern Subject: Response to Steven McGuire," in Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern (Lexington Books, 2016), 17-39.

“Mormonism,” with Lynita K. Newswander and Chad B. Newswander in The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2015), 501-18.

“Marriage and the Marketplace in Jane Austen’s Emma and Mansfield Park,” in The Free Market and the Human Condition (Lexington Books, 2014), 61-82.

“A Philosophy of Prudence and the Purpose of Higher Education Today,” in The Relevance of Higher Education (Lexington Books, 2013), 1-23.

“The Politics and Experience of Active Love in The Brothers Karamazov,” in Dostoevsky’s Political Thought (Lexington Books, 2013), 31-50.

“Statesmanship and Democracy in a Global and Comparative Context,” with Gerson Moreno-Riano and Phillip Hamilton in The Liberal Arts in America (Southern Utah University Press, 2012), 128-48.

“Teaching the American Political Tradition in a Global Context,” with Gerson Moreno-Riano and Phillip Hamilton in The Liberal Arts in America (Southern Utah University Press, 2012), 149-66.

“The Postmodern Condition of Cosmopolitanism,” in Cosmopolitanism in an Age of Globalization: Citizens without States (University of Kentucky Press, 2011), 211-30.

“The Paradoxes of Participatory Reality,” in Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition (University of Missouri Press, 2011), 240-59.

“Tocqueville, Weber, and Democracy: The Condition of Equality and the Possibility of Charisma in America,” in Political Rhetoric and Leadership in Democracy (Southern Utah University Press, 2011), 22-48.

“The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment’s Perception of Poland (1980-1981),” in The Solidarity Movement and Perspectives on the Last Decade of the Cold War (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010), 107-18.

“Enemy Image, Evidence, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Cold War as Recalled by Michiganders,” in Comparative Perspectives on the Cold War (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University Press, 2010), 77-90.

“Culture and Education in Josef Pieper’s Thought,” in The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education (Southern Utah University Press, 2009), 118-33.

“The Recovery of Science in Eric Voegelin’s Thought,” in Technology, Science, and Democracy (Southern Utah University Press, 2008), 44-54.

“Liberal Democracy and Mormon Culture,” in Democracy, Pluralism, and Utah (Southern Utah University Press, 2007), 21-35.

“Nationalism and Religion in Post-Soviet Russian Civil Society: An Inquiry into the 1997 Law ‘On Freedom of Conscience,’” in Civil Society and the Search for Justice in Russia (Lexington Books, 2002), 57-74.

ARTICLES

“The Public Value of Higher Education,” Expositions 12.2 (2018): 121-31.

“The Character Model for the American University,” Expositions 12.2 (2018): 132-51.

“Thinking in Times of Trouble: Philosophy in Nazi Germany,” The Political Science Reviewer 42.1 (2018): 62-71.

“Eric Voegelin on Race, Hitler, and National Socialism,” The Political Science Reviewer 42.1 (2018): 167-91.

"Eric Voegelin's Contribution to Political Science," Perspectives on Political Science 47.3 (2018): 177-81.

“Culture and History in Eric Voegelin and Christopher Dawson,” The Political Science Reviewer 41: 2 (2017): 211-42.

“Poetry and Philosophy,” Expositions 11.1 (2017): 72-78.

“Socrates’ Homer in the Republic: Retaining the Poetic Past and Preparing for the Philosophic Future,” Expositions 11.1 (2017): 79-100.

“SoTL as a Subfield for Political Science Graduate Programs,” Journal of Political Science Education 13.2 (2017): 138-51.

“Continuity or Creation? American Conservatism in Paul Gottfried’s Conservatism in America,” The Political Science Reviewer 40 (2016): 1-5.

“Jews, Christians, and Commerce: A Symposium on The Merchant of Venice,” Perspectives on Political Science 43:4 (2014): 181-82.

“Contract, Friendship, and Love in The Merchant of Venice,” Perspectives on Political Science 43:4 (2014): 204-12.

“Civic Education in the Ancients and America,” Expositions, 8:1 (2014): 96-99.

“Aristotelian Pluralism and Diversity: The Conditions of Civic Education and the Common Good,” Expositions 8:1 (2014): 100-21.

"Fathers and Sons: The Principles of Love in Turgenev’s Liberalism,” Anamnesis, 2:2 ( 2013): 117-43.

“The Search for the Spiritual in Saul Bellow,” Expositions, 6:1 (2012): 41-42.

“The Search to be Human in Dangling Man,” Expositions, 6:1 (2012): 52-58.

“The Problem of Stupidity in Chekhov’s Three Sisters,” Expositions, 5: 1 (2011): 14-29.

“Consciousness, Memory, and History in Tolstoy’s War and Peace,” Perspectives on Political Science, 40: 1 (2011): 35-43.

“The Protestant Revolution in Theology, Law, and Community,” The Political Science Reviewer, 39:1 (2010): 206-31.

“The Politics and Experience of Active Love in The Brothers Karamazov,” Perspectives on Political Science, 38: 4 (2009): 197-205.

“Introductory Remarks on Rémi Brague’s The Law of God,” The Political Science Reviewer 38:1 (2009): 1-4.

Nomos, Nature, and Modernity in Brague’s The Law of God,” The Political Science Reviewer, 38:1 (2009): 31-49.

“Robert Nisbet: War, Progress, and Sociology in the Age of Ideology” The Political Science Reviewer 36:1 (2007): 311-43.

“The Need for Renewal: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Conservatism” Modern Age: A Quarterly Review 45: 4 (2003): 315-23.

 

Community Engagement

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Television Panelist, “The Follow-Up,” Delta College, University Center, MI, 2017-present. Available at http://video.deltabroadcasting.org/show/the-follow-up/

Television Panelist, “Currently Speaking,” Delta College, University Center, MI, 2007-16. Available at http://www.deltabroadcasting.org/currentlyspeaking/

Podcast Interview with Lilly Goren at the New Books Network, May 26, 2017. Available at http://newbooksnetwork.com/lee-trepanier-ed-why-the-humanities-matter-today-in-defense-of-liberal-education-lexington-books-2017/

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Invited Speaker, “The Value of the Humanities,” Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT March 1, 2018.

Invited Speaker, “Wealth and Virtue in Tocqueville’s Democracy in America,” Northwood University, Midland, MI, April 8, 2017.

Invited Speaker, “Democracy and the Administrative State: Weber, Tocqueville, and Today.” Northwood University, Midland, MI, November 14, 2013.

Invited Speaker, “Contract, Friendship, and Love in The Merchant of Venice.” University of Wisconsin at Madison, May 3, 2013.

Invited Speaker, “Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization.” Northwood University, Midland, MI, February 26, 2013.

Invited Speaker, “The Scholarly Life: Tenure, Promotion, and Professional Leadership.”The American Studies Center’s Summer Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 21, 2011.

Invited Speaker, “The Academic Life and Profession.” McNair Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, July 29, 2010.

Invited Speaker, “Choosing Core Texts.” The Summer Institute in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 22, 2010.

Invited Panelist, “Post-Cold War European Geopolitical Relations Video Teleconference.” U.S. Consulate in Krakow with U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, March 17, 2010.

Leadership

Editor for Lexington Politics, Literature, and Film book series, 2013-present

Editor of VoegelinView Website, 2016-present

Associate Editor, Expositions Journal, 2014-present

Editorial Board Member, Anthem Press The Politics and Literature of Global Rights and Freedom book series, 2018-present

Editorial Board Member, The Political Science Reviewer Journal, 2010-present

Board Member of Eric Voegelin Society, 2016-present

American Political Science Association: Co-Chair of the 2018 American Political Science Centennial Center Teaching & Learning Symposium for Political Theory; Co-Chair of the 2018 American Political Science Teaching and Learning Conference; Executive Council for Politics, Literature, and Film (2008-13, 2016-17); Division and Section Chair for Politics, Literature, and Film (2010-11)

Honors and Awards

Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018-19)

APSA March Member of the Month Recognition Award (March 2017)

Affiliations

American Political Science Association

Anthem Press

Eric Voegelin Society

Expositions Journal

Lexington Books

Political Science Reviewer Journal

VoegelinView