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Michael A. Soupios

Professor of Political Science

B.A., St. Lawrence UniversityM.S., M.A., M.A., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University; M.A., D.Min., Seminary of the Immaculate ConceptionEd.D., Columbia University; Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York; Ph.D., Fordham University


I have been teaching at Long Island University for more than 30 years. My prime objective in the classroom is to encourage students to investigate ideas, to reconsider their own premises, and above all, to examine life, no matter how inconvenient or intimidating that examination might become.


Political Philosophy; Ancient Greek Politics, History and Culture; American Government; Organizational Theory and Behavior.


  • Author, “Greeks Bearing Gifts” (forthcoming)
  • Co-author, “Ten Golden Rules: Ancient Wisdom on Living the Good Life” (2009)
  • Author, “The Song of Hellas” (2004)
  • Author, “European Political Theory” (1985)
  • Author, “Machiavelli and the Modern Assault on Natural Law,” published in Vera Lex (1992)
  • Author, “Callicles and the Inversion of Natural Law,” published in Vera Lex (1991)
  • Author, “Reason and Feeling in Plato,” published in “New Essays on Socrates” (1984)
  • Author, “Plato and the Natural Law,” published in Vera Lex (1983)
  • Author, Review of “Toward a Reformulation of Natural Law,” published in Vera Lex (1983)
  • Author, Review of “Natural Rights,” published in Vera Lex (1982)


  • Recipient, Chancellors Award for Outstanding Service (2007)
  • Recipient, C.W. Post Library Association Award (2006)
  • Recipient, Hutton House Lectures Teacher of the Year Award
  • Recipient, Newton Teaching Award
  • Designated Presenter in Perpetuity, Diaz Memorial Lecture Series in Classical Civilization
  • Honoree, Long Island University 75th Anniversary Dinner (2001)
  • Lecture room named in his honor by students
  • Nominee, U.S. Teacher of the Year Award (2008)
  • Nominee, Robert F. Cherry National Teaching Award (2007)
  • Honoree, Post Library Association (2006)
  • International Fellow, Columbia University (1974-1975)


  • Member, Natural Law Society
  • Member, Long Island Philosophical Society
  • Member, Cusanus Society
  • Member, Phi Alpha Theta-National History Honors Society
  • Member, Pi Sigma Alpha-National Political Science Honor Society