Mark J. Lutz

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Society for Greek Political Thought
Expertise: Classical political thought, Rational tradition in Western civilization, Liberal education, Religions and secular authority


Mark J. Lutz is associate professor of political science. He studies classical and early modern political philosophy, focusing on issues surrounding politics and religion and on the theoretical foundations of modern liberal democracy. He is the author of Socrates’ Education to Virtue (1998) and Divine Law and Political Philosophy in Plato’s Laws (2012). In addition to publishing chapters in several edited volumes of political theory, he has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Polity. He is the director of North American Chapter of the Society for Greek Political Thought.


  • B.A. (with honors), Political Science, University of Chicago
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Toronto

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