Ellis Sandoz (1931-) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana State University. He serves as the Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, established in 1987 and devoted to research in political philosophy and constitutionalism, publications, and conferences in these fields.
Dr. Sandoz was the selected as the Fulbright 40th Anniversary Distinguished American Scholar to represent the United States in Italy in May, 1987. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Council on the Humanities and served 1982-1988. He founded and serves as secretary of the Eric Voegelin Society (over 1500 members internationally), now in its 22nd year, which meets annually with the American Political Science Association.
Dr. Sandoz has authored, co-authored or edited twenty books most recently Republicanism, Religion and the Soul of America. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006. Of his very many articles, the most recent is “The Philosopher’s Vocation: The Voegelinian Paradigm” in Review of Politics 71:1, 1-14. He is the general editor for The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, editor of various volumes within this series.